The government and the president have decided to dissolve parliament on March 2nd. Elections for the next parliament are due in late April and will most likely be held on April 25.
Reports say that if the parliament is dissolved in March, 60 members of the current parliament will lose their pensions. This is because they have not completed the five year period applicable to claiming pensions.
The current Members of Parliament were elected on August 17, 2015, and their five-year term ends on August 17, 2020.
Out Of the MPs who lose their pensions, 32 the other are UNP MPs and 21 elected members of the UPFA. In addition, six TNA MPs and one JVP member will be included to the list .