20 April 2020 – Election Commission announces postponed date for parliamentary election

Type of Intervention: Regulation
Sectors Involved: Executive Office
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Electoral changes
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Election Commission

Overview: Previous reference (dated 21.03.2020) on holding the Parliamentary Elections on 25th April 2020 postponed and notification is given that the election for electing the members of Parliament for the Electoral Districts will be held on 20th June 2020
Full details here: http://documents.gov.lk/files/egz/2020/4/2172-03_E.pdf

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat, Discussed with the health authorities and stake holders on safety to hold elections
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: Increased threat from infection and constitutional requirements to hold elections