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Sri Lanka parliamentary polls to be held after May 14

Chief Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya announcing the postponement of the elections

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Election Commission will set a date after May 14 to hold the upcoming parliamentary election, the Commission said in a gazette notification.

The election, that was previously scheduled to be held on April 25, was postponed indefinitely owing to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

“The Election Commission will appoint a day coming after fourteen days coming after the 30th day of April 2020 as they day for the taking of the poll,” the Commission said, adding that the said date will be notified by gazette in due course.


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  1. The Government is hell-bent to conduct the elections to obtain 2/3 majority and repeal the 19th Amendment. Ironically, the election is postponed via the Election Commission which is a product of 19-Amendment. Otherwise the political parties may be conducting rallies as similar to the nomination-time. Hence, the people must protect the 19th Amendment with their lives; which scrub the dictatorial powers of the President.

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