A decision on which election should take place first will be taken in April, reports ‘Irida Deshaya’.
As per the constitution, a presidential election has to be held this year.
However, certain government seniors worried by the popularity ratings have asked the president to go for a general election first.
The report says an opinion poll will be held by the president’s side in April, after which the decision is due.
Also, the SLPP will make its decision known in the same month on whether to support the president.
If the SLPP decides against supporting, the seniors have urged the president to get his supporters in the party and go for a snap general election.
Only thereafter, a presidential election will take place.
However, the president wants to hold a presidential election first.
On 09 February, The Leader TV revealed that MPs of several parties reached secret agreement to pressurise the president to go for a general election in order to prevent Anura Kumara Dissanayake from being elected president.