Sri Lanka's main opposition to nominate Premadasa as president, says party official

Gotabaya Rajapaksa is set to resign on Wednesday



File. Sajith Premadasa (C) waves to media. Photo: AP
File. Sajith Premadasa (C) waves to media. Photo: AP

By Reuters

Published: Tue 12 Jul 2022, 12:39 PM

Sri Lanka's main opposition party will nominate its leader, Sajith Premadasa, as the country's next president when elections are held in parliament on July 20, a party official told Reuters on Tuesday.

"The parliamentary group of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya voted for leader Sajith Premadasa," the official said on condition of anonymity as he was not authorised to speak to the media.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is set to resign on Wednesday.

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