Sri Lanka never lacks for excitement. SF hasn’t voted yet. There are rumors than he can’t vote. There are a lot of people who can’t register, and the registration process is bureaucratic and opaque. But, well, so what. This is horrid PR, but it’s unclear whether it could even disqualify him from the Presidency. I don’t think so but I don’t know. State TV is hammering the hell out of this last minute surprise. The story here is that he’s waiting for an auspicious time. This is truly an Alice In Wonderland election.
Update: I heard he was just on TV saying that you don’t have to be a registered voter to run, just a citizen. Which may be true. But looks ridiculous. I completely understand and think it’s actually, ok, but this is still a historical kindi.
Anush is saying “SF had previously voted via postal votes as he was in the Army. But since retiring, no longer a govt servant, postal vote rescinded” on Twitter. This may be it.
If he wins I don’t think it’ll affect his oath, it just looks ridiculous. But turnout doesn’t quite look that way. But then, I don’t really know which way is up anymore.