A- A A+
Last Updated : Aug 4 2020 10:06PM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
Over Rs. 92,000 crore disbursed under 100 per cent ECLG Scheme by Public & private banks: FM            Indian Railways revises its Freight Policy during Unlock 3.0            Covid-19 recovery rate improves to 66.30 per cent            PM Modi to take part in Bhumi Poojan for construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya tomorrow            Relief & rescue operation intensified in flood affected areas of Bihar           

International News

Jun 03, 2020
9:22PM

Sri Lanka EC to meet next Monday to decide date for Parliamentary elections

elections.gov.lk
In Sri Lanka, the Election Commission will hold a special meeting next Monday to decide the date for Parliamentary elections.

Chairman of the Commission Mahinda Deshapriya said, the members of the commission discussed the necessary health measures to be taken, other measures to be taken with regard to holding the election, and the counting of votes.

Mr. Deshapriya said, the guidelines to conduct the election during the existing COVID-19 pandemic was handed over today by a team from the Ministry of Health.

He said, a health official will be deployed for each polling station and party leaders will be briefed on Health Ministry guidelines.      

The Chairman said, social distancing, wearing of masks and continuous washing of hands are to be practiced prior to, during and after elections.

Sri Lanka’s Parliament was dissolved on 2nd March with polling declared for 25th April. However, the poll date had to be postponed due to COVID crisis.


Opposition parties and civil society groups had demanded reinstatement of old parliament but the government under President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has refused to do so.

   Related News

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 4 (Aug) Midday News 4 (Aug) Evening News 4 (Aug) Hourly 4 (Aug) (1800hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 4 (Aug) दोपहर समाचार 4 (Aug) समाचार संध्या 4 (Aug) प्रति घंटा समाचार 4 (Aug) (1900hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 4 (Aug) Khabrein(Day) 4 (Aug) Khabrein(Eve) 4 (Aug)
Aaj Savere 4 (Aug) Parikrama 4 (Aug)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 4 (Aug) Samayki 4 (Aug) Sports Scan 23 (Mar) Spotlight/News Analysis 4 (Aug) Samachar Darshan 22 (Mar) Radio Newsreel 21 (Mar)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 12 (Mar) Surkhiyon Mein 29 (Jul) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 11 (Mar) Vaad-Samvaad 17 (Mar) Money Talk 17 (Mar) Current Affairs 6 (Mar) Sanskrit Saptahiki 1 (Aug)
  • Money Matters 22 (Mar)
  • International News 22 (Mar)
  • Press Review 23 (Mar)
  • From the States 23 (Mar)
  • Let's Connect 22 (Mar)
  • 360°- Ek Parivesh 23 (Mar)
  • Know Your Constitution 30 (Jan)
  • Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat 22 (Mar)
  • Sanskriti Darshan 23 (Mar)
  • Fit India New India 23 (Mar)
  • Weather Report 21 (Mar)
  • North East Diaries 22 (Mar)
  • 150 Years of Bapu 22 (Mar)
  • Sector Specific Discussions 22 (Mar)