Premadasa informed Parliament about his decision when Parliament met today to pick the nominees for the post of President.
“For the greater good of my country that I love and the people I cherish I hereby withdraw my candidacy for the position of President. @sjbsrilanka and our alliance and our opposition partners will work hard towards making @DullasOfficial victorious,” Premadasa tweeted earlier.
Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe and former Minister Dullas Alahapperuma are the others contesting the election.
Nominations were called today and subsequently, a member of parliament will be elected for the presidency after the election held in Parliament tomorrow, Wednesday. (Colombo Gazette)