Sajith's entry to presidential fight beneficial to SLPP
Samagi Janatha Balawegaya (SJB) leader Sajitha Premadasa announced via twitter that he would contest for the post of President.
The tweet mentions that the majority of parliament's 225 votes are with the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna but that he is "convinced that the truth will prevail'.
Meanwhile, a group of parliamentarians have requested former President Maithripala Sirisena to contest as well.
Independent parliamentarian Dullas Allahapperuma has also declared his candidacy for the post.