Sri Lanka heads for snap polls as Rajapaksa tightens grip

Sri Lanka heads for snap polls as Rajapaksa tightens grip

the Sun Daily - World·2020-03-01 13:27

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s new president is set to dissolve parliament shortly and call snap a legislative election six months ahead of schedule, a state-run newspaper said Sunday.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa (pix) is expected to exercise his constitutional power to sack the assembly when it completes four-and-a-half out of its five-year term on Sunday night, the Sunday Observer said.

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