Parliament dissolved: General Election on 25 April in Sri Lanka

 A special gazette declaring the dissolution of Parliament was signed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and sent to the Government Printer. The general election will be held on April 25. A special gazette declaring the dissolution of Parliament was signed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and sent to the Government Printer, last evening. As per the gazette, Parliament […]

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Supporters of Sri Lanka's President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa shout slogans as he leaves the election commission office in Colombo on November 17, 2019. - Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who spearheaded the brutal crushing of the Tamil Tigers 10 years ago, stormed to victory on November 17 in Sri Lanka's presidential elections, seven months after Islamist extremist attacks killed 269 people. (Photo by Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI / AFP)

March 3, 2020

 A special gazette declaring the dissolution of Parliament was signed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and sent to the Government Printer. The general election will be held on April 25.

A special gazette declaring the dissolution of Parliament was signed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and sent to the Government Printer, last evening.
As per the gazette, Parliament stands dissolved with effect from midnight yesterday(02). The general election will be held on April 25.
The process of accepting nominations for the general election would commence, on March 12, and end on March 19, Government Printer Ganga Kalpani Liyanage said.
She said that new Parliament would meet on May 14.
Under the 19th Amendment to Constitution, the President is empowered to dissolve Parliament after the expiration of four and a half years of its term.
The five-year term of the 8th Parliament began on Sept 1, 2015, following the parliamentary elections held on Aug17, 2015, and is due to expire in August this year.

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