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Sri Lanka to declare early poll date on Monday – official

[Reuters, Sunday, 22 November 2009 08:28 No Comment]

Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapaksa will announce a date for early national elections on Monday, a senior government official said.

"It will be tomorrow (Monday)," said the official, on condition of anonymity, referring to the president’s announcment.

Three other government sources confirmed the announcement and said the poll date would most likely be Jan. 23.

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