EC informed of vacancy in Parliament

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  Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake informed the Chairman of the Election Commission, in writing yesterday (21), that a vacancy has arisen in Parliament due to the swearing-in of MP Ranil Wickremesinghe as the President of Sri Lanka.

Dasanayake has also mentioned that Wickremesinghe has informed him, in writing, that since he assumed duties as the President of the country, the resignation will be effective from yesterday (21).

This was informed in terms of Section 64 (5) of the Parliamentary Elections Act, No. 1 of1981, as amended by the Elections (Special Provisions) Act, No. 35 of 1988 that a vacancy has occurred in the membership of the Ninth Parliament in terms of the Article 66 (C) of the Constitution.