Political sources claim Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Parliamentarian Basil Rajapaksa will officially announce his resignation as a National List MP.
MP Rajapaksa has called a special media briefing at the SLPP headquarters in Battaramulla at 11am today, where he is expected to announce his resignation.
A senior official of the SLPP informed media that Basil Rajapaksa will subsequently focus on operations of the party.
MP Rajapaksa is expected to direct his letter of resignation to the General Secretary of Parliament either today or tomorrow.
Several names have been come to the fray to fill the National List seat of the SLPP once-vacant including businessman Dhammika Perera.
Reports suggest that in the event Dhammika Perera enters Parliament he will be appointed Minister of Investment Promotion.