Upcoming election would be ’Mother of all elections’: Patali Champika

Megalopolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said that the November 16 Presidential Election will be a mother of all future elections to be held in the country.

The Minister said that the candidate who won the presidential election would be empowered to dissolve parliament in March 2020 and that would lead to a parliamentary election in the same or the following month.

Pointing out that the all provincial councils now stand dissolved with the term of the Uva Provincial Council lapsing this month, he added that the new president would be able to make arrangements for the holding of PC elections adopting necessary amendments to the laws of the provincial councils.

According to him, those elections would be held next time after another period of five years.

Courtesy: Daily Mirror