COLOMBO: After dissolving the parliament Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has announced that parliamentary elections will be held on the 25th of next month.
As per details, the Sri Lankan’s parliament was dissolved after four and a half years pave the way for polls to elect 225 members in the House.
Rajapaksa was nominated to office last November 2019; however, reports disclosed he cannot work liberally as his powers have been reduced.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa has also faced limitations because the opposition commanded a vast majority in the 225-member parliament. According to schedule, the new assembly will meet on 14 May 2020, the election commission’s statement said.
The voting drive phase will comprise the first anniversary of a series of suicide bombings on Easter Sunday last year that killed more than 240 people in churches and tourist hotels.
Rajapaksa’s brothers’ earlier president Mahinda Rajapaksa is the prime minister and supervises a minority government. Rajapaksa needs two-thirds of parliamentary support to pass any changes to the Constitution in the country.