No change in Parliament date

Published : 9:10 am  November 2, 2018 | No comments so far |  | 

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Parliament would reconvene on November 16 as per the Gazette issued by President Maithripala Sirisena and not on Monday, November 5, UPFA MP Susil Premajayantha said yesterday.

 

Earlier yesterday, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said President Sirisena would likely to reconvene Parliament on November 5 instead of November 16.


However, addressing a news briefing at the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Office, MP Premajayantha said at least three working days were required to reconvene Parliament once it was prorogued.


“Therefore, Parliament cannot be reconvened on the 5th. Reports to that effect are incorrect,” he said.


MP Vasudeva Nanayakkara also confirmed that November 5 was a non-sitting day.


Meanwhile, SLPP Chairman Professor G.L. Peiris said the President had the power to prorogue Parliament for even two months and that there was no issue in proroguing Parliament till November 16.
President Maithripala Sirisena prorogued Parliament on Saturday, October 27 following the change of Prime Minister.


Many countries and international organisations including the United States, European Union and Australia had requested the President to reconvene Parliament immediately to solve the current political issues. 

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