President says he will neither run for President nor support Mahinda

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President Maithripala Sirisena has claimed that he would not be contesting at the upcoming presidential election.

Reportedly, the President has mentioned this at a discussion held with Ministers of the United National Front (UNF) following the cabinet meeting, yesterday (04).

President Sirisena has further stated that he would also not be supporting Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa or his party at the election under any circumstances.

However, the President had also said that if the UNF comes to the right path with new young energy, he is willing to support them, according to sources.