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Sri Lanka's presidential election to be held within mandated period

Colombo, Feb 13 (UNI) Sri Lanka's presidential election will be held within the mandated period and according to the current timeline, the President's Media Division (PMD) said in a statement on Tuesday.
The PMD added that the country's parliament election will be held in 2025 and that necessary funding will be allocated in the 2025 budget.
The Election Commission is responsible for holding elections and the government will be communicating with the commission as and when required, the PMD said.
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