Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya today announced that General Elections will be held on August 5. Previously it was scheduled to be held on June 20. However, the EC had to postpone it due to the Covid 19 pandemic in the country.
Preferential numbers of the candidates were gazetted yesterday.
The Election Commission had said it would announce the date of elections earlier this week. However, it was postponed to make away for more deliberations.