If SC gives Sirisena 6 years JO will field MR – Gammanpila

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By 2018-01-13

By W.K. Prasad Manju

Pivithuru Hela Urumaya Leader Parliamentarian Udaya Gammanpila said, if by any chance the Supreme Court (SC) were to deem that President Maithripala Sirisena could remain as the President till 2021, then the Joint Opposition (JO) will have no hesitation in nominating former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest the next Presidential Election.

The MP added, the JO had already spoken to several legal experts to ascertain their views on the subject and noted that......if the SC were to decide that the incumbent President could remain in office till 2021 as per the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, there would not be any impediment to the former President running for the same office for a record third time. He added the party leaders of the JO were also currently discussing the issue at length.



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