Former President Maithripala Sirisena says he will contest for the next Presidential Election with the support of Sri Lanka Freedom Party SLFP. Presidential elections are scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka on September 2024. 

On 12 January, the Supreme Court found the former President Maithripala Sirisena, along with former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando, former IGP Pujith Jayasundara, former National Intelligence Chief Sisira Mendis and former Chief of State Intelligence Nilantha Jayawardena in violation of the Fundamental Rights of petitioners, by failing to take action to prevent the Easter Sunday attacks despite receiving sufficient intelligence information.  Also Supreme Court ordered Sirisena to pay Rs. 100 million in compensation to the petitioners.