Parliament Will Be Dissolved Following Appointment Of Constitutional Council: President

President Maithripala Sirisena said that the parliament will be dissolved after the appointment of the Constitutional Council and a new parliament will be elected by September.

He made this observation at a meeting with media heads a short while ago.

The Government had earlier said that the parliament will be dissolved after the approval of the 20th Amendment. However, the president recently indicated that he will dissolve parliament, even without the passing of the 20th Amendment, if the political parties cannot agree to a consensus on the amendment.

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