Parliament to be dissolved in June: Dhammika to be PM candidate! SLPP

The parliament will be dissolved on either 14 or 15 of June, claimed Udayanga Weeratunga, a close friend to Rajapaksa family and ex-ambassador to Russia.

Incumbent Ranil Wickremesinghe will not contest the next presidential election either, he also said in an interview with ‘Hiru TV’.

Final agreement has already been reached with the president to hold a general election first, said Weeratunga, adding that just one person from the SLPP was aware of that.

Businessman Dhammika Perera will be the SLPP’s prime ministerial candidate at the election, he added.

When contacted for a comment, a senior official close to Wickremesinghe said the president had no intention of dissolving parliament and going for a general election first.

His election campaign has already been launched by a foreign advertising firm, the official added.