Voting is currently underway in Parliament to elect a succeeding President.
Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Parliamentarian Dullas Alahapperuma and National People’s Power leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake are in the race to become the eighth Executive President of Sri Lanka.
Nominations for the Presidency were accepted yesterday. Parliament convened at 10am under the auspices of Speaker of House Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena.
Subsequently the announcement regarding the vote was made and Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dassanayake detailed the voting process.
Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dassanayake is now presiding over the Parliament vote.
Voting began with Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena casting the first ballot.
Each MP is entitled to only one vote and the vote should be marked with the number 1 in the square in front of the candidate’s name.
There is also an option to mark preferences due to the multiple candidates.
Accordingly, number 1, 2, and 3 can be marked according to the order of preferences.