President Sirisena dissolves Parliament

President Maithripala Sirisena has dissolved Parliament, cabinet co-spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said.

He said that President Maithripala Sirisena has signed the Gazette notice.

According to reports, Parliamentary elections are likely to take place in January.

The move to dissolve Parliament comes after the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) confirmed today it did not have the numbers to show majority in Parliament on November 14th. (Colombo Gazette)