Written by Zulfick Farzan
04 Aug, 2020 | 1:06 am
Colombo (News 1st); President Gotabaya Rajapaksa issued an Extraordinary Gazette with a proclamation to summon the new Parliament to meet on 20th of August 2020.
The President made the proclamation by virtue of the powers vested in him by Article 70(1) of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to be read with Sub-paragraph (c) of Paragraph (2) of Article 33 of the said Constitution.
The Extraordinary Gazette notification said by virtue of the powers vested in the President by Article 70 of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to be read with Sub-paragraph (c) of Paragraph (2) of Article 33 of the said Constitution and Section 10 of the Parliamentary Elections Act, No. 1 of 1981, a Proclamation was published in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 2165/8 dated 02nd March, 2020, inter alia dissolving the Parliament with effect from midnight of 02nd March, 2020, fixing the date for the Election of Members of Parliament to be the 25th day of April, 2020 and fixing the date for the new Parliament to meet to be the 14th day of May, 2020.
And whereas, consequent to Covid-19 Pandemic, the Election Commission acting in terms of Section 24(3) of the Parliamentary Elections Act, No. 1 of 1981, by Gazette Notification No. 2179/17 date 10th June, 2020, notified that the Election for electing the Members of Parliament will be held on 05th of August, 2020.
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