Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved the parliament with effect from Midnight Friday and scheduled general elections to be held on 5th January 2019.
Nominations will be called from 19th November 2018 till 12 noon 26th November 2018 during which nomination papers shall be received by the Returning Officers of the respective districts.
The new Parliament will meet on 17 January 2019.
Extraordinary Gazette Notification No. 2096/70