As a trend begins to emerge in the results of the presidential election indicating the strong possibility of a change of regime in Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa is getting set to dissolve parliament in the next few hours.
As sitting President, Rajapaksa is empowered to dissolve the parliament until the Elections Commissioner declares the final result.
President Rajapaksa’s opposition challenger and former Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena has taken an early lead with 53.66% of the total vote counted so far.
Mahinda Rajapaksa is trailing with 44.97%
Opposition aides are predicting a win for their candidate by the end of counting by about a million votes.