Political sources reveal that Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is preparing to resign from his post and hand over the post of Prime Minister to his son Minister Namal Rajapaksa.
It is said that discussions were held within the Rajapaksa family for two months regarding the transfer of the post of Prime Minister to Namal Rajapaksa.
President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa as well as former Minister Basil Rajapaksa have also joined the discussions.
It is reported that it has been discussed that Namal Rajapaksa should be given more responsibility in the government and that is the discussion behind giving him another ministerial post.
However, relevant news reports reveal that the Prime Minister is planning to assign another responsibility to Namal Rajapaksa in the future.
It is through giving the highest position in the Sri Lanka People's Front.
In this context, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has planned to assign more responsibilities to the party in addition to the ministerial posts currently held by Namal Rajapaksa.
However, it is not yet clear when Mahinda Rajapaksa will relinquish the PM's post and hand it over to Namal Rajapaksa.