General Elections to be held on Jan. 5

The extraordinary gazette notice had been issued with respect to holding the General Elections and accordingly it would be held on January 5, 2019, UPFA MP Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, he said the first meeting of the new
Parliament would be held on January 17, 2019.

“The nominations would be tendered from November 9 to 26,” Lakshman Yapa said.

He said the President has dissolved Parliament under the Constitutional powers vested in him under article 33 (2) C of the Constitution.