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Sri Lankan President sets Jan 5 for parliamentary polls

By The Assam Tribune

COLOMBO, Nov 10: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has signed a special gazette notification dissolving parliament and declaring January 5, 2019, as the date for a snap parliamentary election.

The President said late Friday that parliament would stand dissolved from Saturday 12 a.m. and nominations for the parliamentary elections would be called from November 19 to 26, reports Xinhua news agency.

He further set January 17, 2019 as the new date for the new parliament to convene.

Sirisena's move to dissolve the parliament comes one and a half years ahead of the scheduled parliamentary polls. - IANS

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Sri Lankan President sets Jan 5 for parliamentary polls

COLOMBO, Nov 10: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has signed a special gazette notification dissolving parliament and declaring January 5, 2019, as the date for a snap parliamentary election.

The President said late Friday that parliament would stand dissolved from Saturday 12 a.m. and nominations for the parliamentary elections would be called from November 19 to 26, reports Xinhua news agency.

He further set January 17, 2019 as the new date for the new parliament to convene.

Sirisena's move to dissolve the parliament comes one and a half years ahead of the scheduled parliamentary polls. - IANS

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