Sri Lankan Presidential Election: Sajith Premadasa withdraws

Sajith Premadasa

Colombo: Opposition United People’s Shakti Party leader Sajith Premadasa has announced that he will withdraw from the Sri Lankan presidential election.

Our neighboring country Sri Lanka is in a severe economic crisis. Consequently, people are engaged in protests. In this case, first Mahinda Rajapakse resigned from the post of Prime Minister. His brother Gotabaya Rajapakse fled the country. He is currently in Singapore, an Asian country, and has resigned from the post of president. Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been sworn in as the interim president. All the parties have accepted the demand and the election for the post of President will be held tomorrow. Gotabaya Rajapakse will serve the remainder of his term in office until Nov. 2024.

Sajith Premadasa

In this election, Ranil Wickramasinghe has been supported by the currently ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna. United People’s Shakti Party chief Sajith Premadasa, Janata Vimukti Peramuna chief Anura Kumara Dissanayake and Dallas Alagapperuma who broke away from Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna are also vying for the presidency. The nomination process starts today. On the occasion of this election, interim President Ranil Wickremesinghe imposed a state of emergency across the country.

In the meantime, Sajith Premadasa has said that he will withdraw from the presidential election. In this regard, he issued a statement: I am withdrawing my candidacy for the post of president for the sake of my beloved country and the people. United People’s Power Party and our opposition party members said that they will work hard to win the beauty of Dallas.

In this regard, in the negotiations between the Podujana Peramuna Party and the United People’s Shakti Party, it has been decided to give the post of Prime Minister to Sajith Premadasa if Dulles Alagaperuma wins.

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