President Maithripala Sirisena has called for the dissolution of parliament a short while ago, the Daily Mirror learns.
The government printing department confirmed they have been instructed to print the government gazette pertaining to the dissolution of parliament.
The dissolution of parliament was set to take place after the enactment of the 20th Amendment, but was speculated to take place today (26) after passing of 20A proved impracticable because it did not receive the required two thirds majority in parliament. (Yohan Perera)
Comments - 37
Sharon Saturday, 27 June 2015 11:31 AM
MR. . . . . please come back. We are waiting to take this country forward with your leadership via DM Android App
janaya Saturday, 27 June 2015 11:40 AM
no civilised citizen will need wasapalanaya (MR/SLFP/UPFA), it has gone to the dogs....
Shamantha Welgama Saturday, 27 June 2015 11:53 AM
Kind request to general public of Sri Lanka who eligible for vote in upcoming Parliamentary election.Do not Vote for the old members who done various bad things. Vote for the educated, intellectuals to govern our mother land.
ziyard Friday, 26 June 2015 08:50 PM
Thank you HE for dissolving parliament albeit late.a good slap on the faces of Rajitha and Champika..an advice to sri lankan voters, select educated candidates and leave out wmale,rattharan etc...
Cobra Sunday, 28 June 2015 06:32 AM
Yeah-to clean its toilets!!!
Patriot Friday, 26 June 2015 09:05 PM
So this is how Ranil and Ravi face the no confidence motion, huh.
jeff Friday, 26 June 2015 09:10 PM
OMG! .Finally MY3 was able to do this. His credibility would have been enhanced if he has done this on April 23. Chapikaya and Rajitha clowns misled MY3. 62 laks voted to MY3 to eliminate MR and his theives and not to give leadership and patranage SLFP. UNP will get 2/3 majority this time. Let the 20th amendment and chamika goes to dusbin.
Time to kick the criminals out and create a new SL under MS-RW rule
Cheers Saturday, 27 June 2015 02:17 PM
Only if you have brains if not for MR and Gota you would have been a victim of terror by now
adhil nizam Friday, 26 June 2015 09:30 PM
This should have been done one month ago soon after the 19A.
Daks Saturday, 27 June 2015 02:23 PM
Hey Nims,Have you lot looked at yourself and wondered if you racists are correct or not? Or is that too much for egostical racists like patriot and yourself.
Bala Friday, 26 June 2015 09:36 PM
This is the best for the country with each MP pulling for their own benefit or to cover their past misdeeds and not for the country. Hope a new set of MPs with country first attitude will be in the next Parliament - does not matter which label.
George Friday, 26 June 2015 09:36 PM
Hallelujah ..long vacation to some ....retirement to some ...elimination for some .....win or lose we booze for some..bit forba normal man LIFE GOES ON
Sivalingam Sunday, 28 June 2015 10:45 AM
I hope Mahinda will be back.Advance congratulations to Mahindha Rajapakse
P.Sivalingam Sunday, 28 June 2015 10:48 AM
I hope Mahindha will be back.Advance congratulations to MAHINDHA RAJAPAKSE
RPERERA Monday, 29 June 2015 08:31 AM
RW and the UNP GANG COULD NOT TELL US THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOING TO ALIMANKADE AND PAMANKADE.HOW ON EARTH THEY ARE GOVERN THIS COUNTRY.LAST SIX MONTHS HAS BEEN DISASTER FOR THE COUNTRY.NO MAJOR DEVELOPMENT.PEOPLE HAVE NO JOBS,SHARE MARKET IS SHRINKING.CB BOND ISSUE WHITEWASHED.BAD MAHINDA RAJAPAKSEIS MUCH BETTER THAN THIS UNP GANG
Bala Saturday, 27 June 2015 02:38 PM
Yes poeple of Sri Lanka please keep the M.onste.R and his gang of thieves and, B,D,G.W and V out for the sake of our country.
sach Monday, 29 June 2015 08:51 AM
what is racist in that? These days whatever a sinhala man does or say is racist
sach Monday, 29 June 2015 09:03 AM
National governments are for emergency situations, we had 30 year war, civilian killings all year around, tsunami, but there never was a national government why now?
Arjuna Ranawna Friday, 26 June 2015 09:49 PM
Good decision . Expecting National Govt. for better future of the Country.
Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 26 June 2015 09:52 PM
Good move, Let anyone win, but never allow Rajapakshe family.
Nande Saturday, 27 June 2015 03:44 PM
By bye WimaleVasuDenashBandula & other looters. via DM Android App
Bubble Banda Friday, 26 June 2015 09:54 PM
Holding an election is OK. Give the right nominations to youngsters and not to the UPFA gangsters including MR.
Yan Saturday, 27 June 2015 03:46 PM
Anton, are you drunk????
Desmond Jeromme Friday, 26 June 2015 09:56 PM
Let all the Srilankans stand firm and say "No to MR or his family members, the so-called looters".
lloydpereira Saturday, 27 June 2015 04:07 PM
Great Decision taken by you Sir! as the crooks wanted to plot against you after chasing out the PM and taking over power as instructed by the old guard. "Jaya Wewa". God Bless Sri Lanka.!!!
Horri Jimonis Friday, 26 June 2015 09:59 PM
Yes it is fine. But make sure, let anyone be elected but not Mahinda.
Sana Friday, 26 June 2015 10:03 PM
Hooray! Finally we can get rid of this illegitimate govt!
Lucky Fernando Friday, 26 June 2015 10:03 PM
UNP victory and a MS Presidency=good future for the country
AR Saturday, 27 June 2015 05:16 PM
I hope our people are brainy enough to decide a good leadership that is with the change for the country... might as well try.
Dee Saturday, 27 June 2015 06:21 PM
You off your nuts?
Waco Saturday, 27 June 2015 09:35 AM
We need Mahinda back in the Parliment.
Nims Saturday, 27 June 2015 10:13 AM
"Dissolution only after 20A is passed-Rajitha" Yesterday morning