General Elections in Sri Lanka postponed for the first time | Sunday Observer

General Elections in Sri Lanka postponed for the first time

For the First Time in the Political and Election history of Sri Lanka  the General Election due on April 25 this year has been  postponed  indefinitely without  stating  an exact date for polls to elect members for the 15th  Parliament of the Republic of Sri Lanka.

The Elections Commission Chairman said in view of the Covid 19 pandemic, the Commission could not stick to the election calendar and register postal voters, which is one of the first tasks. “This has already been delayed and we cannot set the clock back even if the World Health Organisation classifies the country free of the pandemic within the next few days,” he said explaining the reasons why they had to postpone elections.

The Commission is expected to review the situation on April 26 and make a decision on a new polls date. According to the existing law, the new polls date should be 14 days after April 25.

 

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