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President vested with power to dissolve Parliament

By: Isuru Parakrama Colombo (LNW): President Ranil Wickremesinghe has been vested with the power to dissolve Parliament at any given moment from midnight yesterday (20). The President, if he chooses to, will be eligible to dissolve Parliament pending an election at the end of two years and six months after its first sitting, in compliance with Article 70 (a) of the Constitution of Sri Lanka. The debut sitting of the ninth Parliament of Sri Lanka was convened by ex President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on August 20, 2020, and following his resignation, Wickremesinghe, as his successor, will be constitutionally powered to dissolve it from midnight yesterday.

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