The Samagi Jana Balawegaya says it appears that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is hoping to function as the acting President and as the successive President.
SJB Chief Executive Officer Ajith P Perera speaking to NewsRadio said the Speaker has decided to convene Parliament on the 15th of July and will announce that the post of President is vacant.
He said plans have been made to call in nominations for the post of President and a vote will be called on the 20th.
Perera said the current Prime Minister will be sworn in as the President which can take place before a Supreme Court justice.
However, he charged that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is vying to continue in the post and will also seek to continue as President.
Perera added when a new President is appointed on the 20th, the acting President’s term will conclude.
He said the new President can subsequently appoint a Prime Minister and a government.