Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved Parliament

Jun 29, 2015 10:10 IST

Maithripala SirisenaSri Lankan President, Maithripala Sirisena dissolved the Parliament on 26 June 2015. Sirisena signed a gazette notification dissolving parliament in an effort to consolidate power and push through political reforms.

Sirisena dissolved the parliament within 160 days after assuming his office in January 2015. This dissolution ends the term of the coalition government that was appointed for a period of 100-days after the presidential election. The date of dissolution was extended to implement Constitutional reforms.

To elect a new Parliament, elections will be held on 17 August 2015.

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