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Rajapaksa seeks court opinion for third term in office

President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Colombo, Nov 5 (PTI) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sought Supreme Court’s opinion on his eligibility to contest for a record third term in office by holding a snap presidential election.

Rajapaksa, in a letter, has asked the apex court to provide a determination on or before November 10 on whether there is any impediment to him being elected for a further term in office, Sri Lankan media reported today. Rajapaksa is expected to announce his intention to hold the election a year before the schedule in January next year. The proclamation may be issued after November 18

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