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Sri Lankan President sets Jan 5 for parliamentary polls

IANS  |  Colombo 

Sri Lankan has signed a special gazette notification dissolving parliament and declaring January 5, 2019, as the date for a snap

The said late Friday that parliament would stand dissolved from Saturday 12 a.m. and nominations for the would be called from November 19 to 26, reports

He further set January 17, 2019 as the new date for the new parliament to convene.

Sirisena's move to dissolve the parliament comes one and a half years ahead of the scheduled parliamentary polls.

The pPesident sacked and appointed former to the post on October 26.

made the move after his quit the which it had formed with Wickremesinghe's

New late Friday welcomed the President's decision to dissolve parliament, saying a "will truly establish the will of the people and make way for a stable country".

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 10:40 IST
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