Added on : 2020-04-21 13:21:49
Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Sri Lanka has postponed the parliamentary elections for nearly two months. In Sri Lanka, seven people have died while 295 others infected due to Covid-19. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had on March 2 dissolved the Parliament, six months ahead of schedule and called a snap election on April 25. The postponement meant that parliament would not be able to meet on June 2, which is three months from the dismissal of last parliament on March 2. However, Rajapaksa asserted that it was the election commission's job to fix the polls date and as such no need for the Supreme Court's intervention.