Sri Lanka’s Parliament to be dissolved midnight today

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June 26, 2015 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Parliament is to be dissolved with effect from midnight today, extraordinary gazette notification issued by the government printer said.

According to the gazette, elections are to be held in 17 August 2015 and the next Parliament will be convened on 01 September 2015.

Nominations will call from 06 July to 15 July 2015.

UNP earlier called for an immediate dissolution of Parliament and conduct general elections.

All proceedings pertaining to no confidence motions against Prime Minister and Finance Minister will be cancelled with this dissolution move.

Much awaited 20th amendment that proposed election reforms will also be discontinued until a new Parliament convenes.

COPE report that investigated the controversial bond issue may also be get blocked due to the dissolution of current Parliament.

As per the constitution of Sri Lanka, the Prime Minister and the cabinet of ministers will be in office until a new Prime Minister and cabinet be appoint after the general elections.

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