The Supreme Court determination on the matter does not say exactly when the president’s five year term ends.
Even Rajapaksa family members too, are uncertain on this matter.
Therefore, Mahinda and Basil Rajapaksa have decided to minimize their attention on the next presidential election, Newstube reports.
Accordingly, the possibility of Gotabhaya becoming the presidential candidate will not be prioritized, with the society to be given the impression that Prof. G.L. Peiris will be the candidate of the SLPP.
Therefore, Gotabhaya’s birthday due for tomorrow will be celebrated simply, giving priority to religious activities.
Basil is of the view that they should do their utmost to get president Maithripala Sirisena to hold the general election in January 2020.
They plan to gain power with a 2/3rd majority, change the constitution and pave the way for Mahinda to become president for a third term.