Gotabhaya had telephoned President Sirisena recently and requested a time for the two to meet.
It is reported that the President had responded positively to this request. During Gotabhaya’s stay in Singapore he had discussed several matter at length with President Sirisena in a private telephone conversation.
According to reliable sources, during this meeting scheduled to take place shortly with the President, Gotabhaya is expected to notify the President regarding the opposition candidacy and is expected to present a political proposal which would gain the approval of the President.
In addition, Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa had also requested for a time to meet with the President and it is reported that President Sirisena had responded positively to this request.