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At the media briefing yesterday Media Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said that the President would seek reelection before his term expires in 2011. He said Sri Lanka will hold presidential and general elections before April of next year. But a declaration on this will be made at the session of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party on November 15th.

Last Sunday soon after the Sothern provincial council election, the president held an emergency meeting with the district organizers of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party at Temple Trees and advised them to immediately prepare for the elections.

According to the Sri Lankan Constitution the President can declare his intention of a reelection, for another term at any time after the expiration of four years from the commencement of his first term of office.
Mahinda Rajapakse was elected as the fifth executive President of the country in 2005 for a six-year term that is to end in 2011.

It is been reported that UNP has taken a decision to contest all future elections under the new United National Alliance which is to be formed soon. They have also decided already to prepare a list of candidates representing all political parties joining the alliance and to forward a common candidate for presidential election that is approved by all coalition parties. A Spokesman of the UNP said that the gen secretary post of the new alliance and the party leadership will with the UNP and the other positions to be given to coalition parties. Further said that the official color of the new alliance will be rainbow colors and the symbol will be the Elephant.

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