Sources say that President Ranil Wickramasinghe is focused on holding a presidential election next year (2023).
Political sources stated that several rounds of discussions have already been held regarding the legal conditions and other related requirements.
It was also reported that the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna will not field a candidate for that presidential election.
Accordingly, it is said that President Ranil Wickramasinghe and Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa will compete as the two main candidates.
Sources also said that Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna leader Mr. Anura Kumara Dissanayake and 43rd division leader Mr. Patali Champika Ranawaka will also appear as other main candidates for the presidential election.