(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lanka’s much anticipated Presidential Election will be held on the 16th of November and the acceptance of the nominations will be on the 7th of October, the Election Commission said.
The relevant gazette notification regarding the election of the President has been sent to the Government Printer and it is due to be issued tonight.
Candidates for the Presidential election can submit their deposits from tomorrow until October 6th.
This is the 8th presidential election in Sri Lanka. The last presidential election was held on January 08, 2015. The President’s term of office was six years and the 19th Amendment reduced the term to five years and imposed a two-term limit.