Presidential polls likely in Jan. if MS, MR join hands

New political alliances and formations are common occurrence when the national elections are around the corner.

The presidential elections are scheduled to be conducted at the end of next year. Now, the country’s political air is pregnant with preparations for such happenings. The latest is a move to forge an electoral pact between President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Efforts are now underway for this project with the backing of a section of the Joint opposition. The proposed political deal is brokered by former Minister MP S. B. Dissanayake on behalf of President Sirisena.