Polls on August 17, Parliament on September 1

gazetteParliament elections will be held on August 17, according to the gazette notification signed by President Maithripala Sirisena.

Accordingly, following the August elections, the new Parliament will convene on September 1.

Nominations for the Parliament elections will be called for between July 6 and July 13.

President Maithripala Sirisena signed the gazette notification dissolving Parliament from midnight tonight.

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya is scheduled to hold a media conference tomorrow (Saturday) where he will announce plans with regards to the polls.

The dissolving of Parliament ends the term of the coalition Government which was appointed following the January 8 Presidential elections. (Colombo Gazette)

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Now , Wimal,weerawansa , Vasudewa , Dinesh their friends can come to parliament with absolute mandate from the people. Those who defected from the opposition up and down like Rajeewa Wijesinghe can also look for a miracle. President must listen to original SLFP concerns and should not pave the way for any corrupted candidate from his Party to be a MP. We need a clean , educated members to reach our 21 century goals. Not deal makers.Let s roll again.

  2. Now is the time for the people to get rid of the kudukarayas, pagamaruwas, depitakaattuwas, borukaaarayas etc. Hope the people will vote for the educated honest candidates,(may be difficult to find). This will definitely leave out most of the present UPFA MPs, mainly Wimsal Weerawansa and Vasudeva.

  3. It is the one and only opportunity for the sri lnkans to see that the previous regium of Rajapaksas,well known corrupted lot to come back to power and eat up what ever is left.

    • How do you square your comment with MaRa’s own offer to not contest on condition that his (corrupt even according to you) supporters are given nomination.

      Isn’t it time we ALL begin to THINK?

  4. Great, thanks for Yahapalana government for giving an opportunity for our young floating voters who miss out this Unpatriotic, unskilled big talking Ranil, Ravi and Mangala in action and showing how much destruction your government can bring to our economy and our national security in just few days. I also like to take this opportunity to congratulate Ranil for his 30th defeat in coming election

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