Sources say that Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is preparing to resign from the post.
Sources say that considering the public protests in the country and the situation in Parliament, he will often give the post of Prime Minister to a young politician and he will resign.
It is said that if Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns, the post of Prime Minister will probably be given to his son Namal Rajapaksa and the names of former Ministers Ramesh Pathirana and Dullas Alahapperuma have also been proposed for this purpose.
Sources close to President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that he was hoping to step down as Prime Minister in the current situation.
He had earlier agreed to resign from the post of Prime Minister on April 03, but later changed his mind following pressure from a group of ministers.