ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lank’s elections commission has called Presidential polls on November 16.
Nomination are to be handed on October 07.
Sri Lanka’s main ruling party United National Party is yet to announce a candidate. Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa and Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is in the running.
Opposition Sri Lanka Podujana Party has already announced Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the candidate.
The Janatha Vimulthi Peramuna has also named it leader Anura Kumara Dissanyake as a candidate.