President Rajapakse wants a general election to change the Constitution
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has told a group of his confidants that he intends to hold, a general election where he will seek a two-third majority to change the Constitution after winning the Southern Provincial Council report the Sunday Island today.

According to Sunday Island President Rajapaksa has told his close allies on Thursday "I have two more years left in office and I can either complete the full term or cut it short and return to Parliament,“
Earlier, the government had decided to go for a presidential election after the SPC polls and to hold a general election subsequently.

The Opposition is in the process of forming an alliance to face a presidential election expected early next year.

Sources said all those present with the President at the meeting had acknowledged President’s idea. They have decided to consult other high-ranking party leaders on the matter.