Rajapaksa dissolves Parliament

Rajapaksa dissolves Parliament

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Sri Lankan President, Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, on Monday dissolved the country's Parliament as the election commission announced a general election for April 25.

Mr. Rajapaksa, who became president following a landslide victory in the November election, appointed his brother, Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa, as the interim prime minister.

The elections to choose members to the Parliament will be held on April 25, it was reported. Nominations of candidates will be received by the Returning Officers during the period beginning March 12 and ending at 12 noon on March 19.

Mr. Mahinda, who had been president twice and prime minister three times, is expected to gain an easy victory in the upcoming polls. The new parliament is summoned to meet on May 14.