Sri Lankan opposition leader drops out of presidential race

Sri Lankan opposition leader Sajith Premadasa announced on Tuesday he had dropped out of the race to become president of the crisis-hit nation and promised his support to a rival candidate set to take on acting president Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Sri Lankan acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Anura Kumara Dissanayaka and Dullas Allahapperuma will contest for the presidency tomorrow in Parliament.

Nominations for the presidency was called for in Parliament today and the name of Ranil Wickremesinghe, Dullas Allhapperuma and Anura Kumara Dissanayake was proposed and seconded by their respective paties.

Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa proposed Dullas Alahapperuma  and G.L Peiris seconded his nomination.

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