Poll nominations from November 19 | Sunday Observer

Poll nominations from November 19

The accepting of nominations for the upcoming Parliamentary elections is scheduled for the third week of this month, in keeping with the provisions of the Parliamentary Elections Act of 1981.

Nominations as set out in the Gazette notification will be accepted by the Returning Officers from November 19-26. The official communique is yet to be issued by the Elections Commission.

President Sirisena dissolved Parliament under the powers vested in him under Article 33 (2) (c), Article 62 (2) and Article 70 (5) of the Constitution and called for elections in January.

According to the Extraordinary Gazette issued on Friday, November 9 midnight the election has been fixed for January 5 and the new Parliament will be convened on January 17. 

Comments