Breaking News: The special gazette announcing the dissolution of parliament issued

Breaking News: The special gazette announcing the dissolution of parliament issued

Breaking News: The special gazette announcing the dissolution of parliament issued

Written by Tharushan Fernando

26 Jun, 2015 | 10:38 pm

The special gazette announcing the dissolution of parliament was issued a short while ago

Accordingly parliamentary elections will be held on the 17th of August

Nominations for the general elections will be called for between the 6th of July and the 15th of July.

PROCLAMATION BY HIS EXCELLENCY

THE PRESIDENT OF THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF SRI LANKAMAITHRIPALA SIRISENA

KNOW YE that by virtue of the powers vested in me by Article 70 of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist
Republic of Sri Lanka and in pursuance of the provisions of Section 10 of the Parliamentary Elections Act, No.1 of
1981, I, Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, do by this Proclamation –

(a) Dissolve Parliament, with effect from midnight today and summon the new Parliament to meet on the First day of
September, Two Thousand and Fifteen;

(b) Fix the Seventeenth day of August, Two Thousand and Fifteen as the date for the election of Members of
Parliament ;

(c) Specify the period beginning on the Sixth day of July, Two Thousand and Fifteen and ending at Twelve Noon of
the Thirteenth day of July, Two Thousand and Fifteen as the nomination period, during which nomination papers
shall be received by the Returning Officers ; and

(d) Specify each place mentioned in Column II of the Schedule hereto as the place of nomination for candidates
seeking election in the electoral district mentioned in the corresponding entry in Column I of that Schedule.
Given at Colombo on this Twenty Sixth day of June, in the year Two Thousand and Fifteen.

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