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Political developments   PresidentMahinda Rajapaksa has possibly not made up his mind on holding of presidentialpoll before the parliamentary poll due to be held in early 2010. He would besacrificing two years of his present term by going for re-election. On theother hand he would like to use his current popularity to gain both a secondterm and a two thirds majority for his coalition in parliament.   Theopposition United National Party (UNP) and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP),despite their ideological differences, appear to be in agreement in fieldingGeneral Sarath Fonseka, who has become a national hero after routing the LTTE,as a common presidential candidate against President Rajapaksa. He would beeligible as he is due for retirement when his tenu...
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