The Secretary General of Parliament officially informed the House that the office of President of Sri Lanka has fallen vacant.
Accordingly, the Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dassanayake read out the resignation letter of Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the House and informed that there was a vacancy for the presidency.
The Secretary General informed the House that nominations for Presidency should be submitted to him on July 19 when the House convened at 10 am.
He also said if more than one candidate has submitted nominations, a vote would be taken in Parliament on July 20 to elect the President.
A special session of Parliament was convened today to inform Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s resignation in terms of the Constitution. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)