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Gazette notification announcing general elections issued

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The Elections Commission last night has issued the Gazette notification postponing Parliamentary elections until June 20, 2020.

The Election Commission comprising Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya, Ratnajeevan H. Hoole and N. J. Abeyesekere Monday made the decision to hold the general elections on June 20 following a meeting with the health and security authorities and other stakeholders.

“With reference to the Notice No. 2167/19 dated 21.03.2020 in terms of Section 24 (3) of the Parliamentary Elections Act, No. 01 of 1981, which stated that the Parlimentary Election for electing members of Parliament for the Electoral Districts set out in the Schedule hereto will not be held on 25th April 2020, it is hereby notified that the election for electing the members of Parliament for the aforesaid Electoral Districts will be held on 20th June 2020,” the Extraordinary Gazette notification says.

The election was earlier scheduled for April 25 when the government had to impose an island-wide curfew and halt all state functions except essential services to control the spread of the Coronavirus.

Courtesy: Colombo Page

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