Jan 11, 2018

If 19 doesn't affect Maithri, I can contest too - MR

If the 19th Amendment to the Constitution does not affect the Presidential Election held on January 08, 2015, the, there is no clause in the Constitution that that would prevent him from contesting the next Presidential election.

He said this in response to a question posed by us regarding President Maithripala Sirisena seeking a legal verdict from the Supreme Court if there was any clause in the Constitution that would prevent him from holding office for his 6 year term.

The former President pointed out that if the Supreme Court determines that the current President appointed in the 2015 presidential election could hold office for a six year term, he and former President Chandrika Kumaratunge could also contest the next Presidential election.