Accordingly, a gazette for the withdrawal of the previous one will be issued on December 04, the sources say.
Parties opposed to the president’s action have petitioned the Supreme Court and obtained a stay order against it.
The petition will be taken up in the first week of December by a seven-member judges bench.
What S.B. said
Meanwhile, S.B. Dissanayake told a media briefing on November 22 that they would request the president to abandon the idea of a general election, noting that he could withdraw the relevant gazette notification.
Claiming the government had a majority in parliament, he said a new speaker would be appointed and the government continued until October 2020.
The presidential election will be preceded by the provincial council election, he added.