(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has summoned the new Parliament to meet on 20th August, 2020 (Thursday) following the General Election tomorrow, August 05th.
President’s Media Division announced that the Extraordinary Gazette notification announcing the summoning of the new Parliament was issued last night.
The President has made this decision under the powers vested in him by the Constitution of Sri Lanka and the Parliamentary Election Act.
President Rajapaksa dissolved the eight 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.
However, consequent to Covid-19 Pandemic, the Election Commission by Gazette Notification on 10th June, 2020, notified that the Election for electing the Members of Parliament will be held on 05th of August, 2020.