TE24 International Desk:
COLOMBO – Sri Lanka’s parliamentary chairman says party leaders on Monday decided to elect a new president in a July 20 parliamentary vote.
In the statement, spokeswoman Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena decided to convene a parliamentary meeting on July 15 after a meeting with leaders of all parties informed parliament that the president was zero. Said it’s done.
A spokesman said 4,444 presidential elections would be called on July 19 and a vote would be held on July 20 to elect a new president.
The party leader also decided to form a full-fledged government under the new president and take steps to continue providing basic services.
Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said on Saturday that he would resign on July 13 amid economic and political instability.
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