Sri Lanka parliament dissolved

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 09 February 2010, 18:14 GMT]
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has dissolved Parliament and the gazette notification to this effect has been sent to the government printer, according to initial report from presidential secretariat sources.

The Commissioner of Elections will fix the date of nomination and the polling date. According to presidential secretariat sources that the nominations would close between February 16 and 26 and poll will be held probably on April 8.

Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in Colombo Tuesday morning after the three day official visit from Russia.


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