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* President to consult Sri Lanka Supreme Court regarding snap Presidential polls
Mon, Aug 11, 2014, 09:29 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 11, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has decided to consult the Supreme Court regarding the possibility of calling for the next presidential election before November 19 this year, government sources say.

The President will soon inquire from the Supreme Court about the constitutionality of a snap Presidential poll.

According to the Presidential Act, the Presidential election should be summoned between 35 to 65 days before calling for the election.

However, the government is now considering holding the Presidential election before the Pope’s visit scheduled for January 13.

The Election Commissioner has the powers to decide the date for nominations and the election after the President declares the intent for a presidential poll.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has the chance to be elected for a third time following the introduction of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution.

Opposition United National Party leader Ranil Wickremasinghe has also expressed wish to contest as a presidential candidate.

There is a dialogue in the opposition to field a common candidate as President to abolish the executive presidency and to introduce constitutional amendments.

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