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President Maithripala Sirisena prepares to make special statement on Presidential Election

It is reported that President Maithripala Sirisena is to make a special statement regarding the forthcoming presidential election.

According to political sources, the President will make this statement within the first two weeks of November.

President Maithripala Sirisena returned to the island last night. 

It is also reported that prior to this official visit a delegation of Minister Sajith Premadasa's party had met the President.

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has stated that President Maithripala Sirisena will act independently at the next presidential election. Accordingly, Prof. Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa was given the post of Chairman of the Freedom Party until the end of the Presidential Election. 

It is also reported that some SLFP organizers are supporting Minister Sajith Premadasa. Reports further say that former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga is also scheduled to address the House when Minister Sajith Premadasa unveils his policy statement.

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