President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was re-elected to office following the just concluded Presidential elections, does not need to take oaths immediately as he is the incumbent President and will be sworn in for his second term in due course, Government Minister G. L. Pieris told reporters in Colombo a short while ago.
He said that the President could decide on when he wants to take oaths, without elaborating. President Rajapaksa called for elections two years ahead of his term ending. by quoting dailymirror and adaderana.
But we can’t guarantee the legal side of this.