Presidential Election to be declared on September 23?

Presidential Election to be declared on September 23?

16 September 2019 09:59 am

The Presidential Election is at the likeliness to be declared on September 23 (Monday), political sources claimed. 

The Election Commission was constitutionally given the power to declare Presidential Election from midnight yesterday (15). 

The Commission is due to hold a meeting with all political parties on the 20th to announce their respective candidates for the 2019 Presidential Election.

Based on the results of the meeting, the declaration of the Presidential Election would be on September 23, sources further said. 

Nonetheless, given the current situation, the Election should be constitutionally held in between November 08 and December 08.  

On the other hand, this is likely to change if President Maithripala Sirisena makes consult the Supreme Court to whether his term of office will continue until May 2020.