Sri Lankan President Dissolves Parliament, Elections On April 25

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Taking a major decision on Monday, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa dissolved the country’s Parliament six months before its term ends and announced that elections will be held in Sri Lanka on April 25.

The current Sri Lankan Parliament had been constituted on September 1, 2015.

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According to the gazette notification of the dissolution of Parliament by President Rajapaksa, general elections in Sri Lanka will be held on April 25 and the first session of the new Parliament will begin on May 14.

The term of the Sri Lankan Parliament, like the Indian Parliament, lasts for five years.

Before its dissolution, it is essential for the Sri Lankan Parliament to complete a minimum term of four-and-a-half years and this had been completed midnight on March 1.

After becoming the President in November 2019, Rajapaksa had appointed his brother Mahinda Rajapaksa as the interim Prime Minister. Mahinda Rajapaksa had lost the last Presidential election.

Mahinda Rajapaksa has been President of Sri Lanka twice and Prime Minister three times and it is believed that he will easily attain majority in the forthcoming general elections.

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