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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2372

Next Parliamentary session would be convened at 2.15 pm on May 8 - President Srisena

Colombo, 23 April, (Aiantribune.com):

President Maithripala Sirisena today signed a gazette notification mentioning that the next Parliamentary session would be convened at 2.15 pm on May 8, President’s Media Division (PMD) said.

President who was in London to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting returned to Sri Lanka this morning.

Earlier, the Secretary to the President Austin Fernando issued an Extraordinary Gazette notification announcing that the parliament will be prorogued with effect from midnight on Thursday, 12 April. In the gazette, the re-convening date of next Parliamentary session was mentioned as May 8.

President Sirisena reached the decision to prorogue the parliament, according to the powers vested in the Head of State by Article 70 of the Constitution.

However, a time of re-convening was not mentioned in the first gazette. Therefore, another gazette was issued today mentioning the time.

Today, President Maithripala Sirisena has signed the gazette notification proclaiming the next parliamentary session will be on May 08, at 2.15 pm, the President’s Media Division (PMD) reported.

Today, President Maithripala Sirisena who was in London to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Govt Meeting returned to Sri Lanka, in the early morning.The President left to London on April 15.

The President’s engagements included the Heads of Government meeting on 19 April, the leaders retreat on 20 April, and he also addressed the Commonwealth Business Forum as the keynote speaker on 18 April on the theme “Delivering the SDGs: Aligning Business, Society and the Governments”.

President Sirisena’s participation at the CHOGM focused on reaffirming Sri Lanka’s firm commitment to the Commonwealth and deepening Sri Lanka’s partnership with the Organisation as well as with each individual member nation.

- Asian Tribune -

Next Parliamentary session would   be convened at 2.15 pm on May 8 -  President Srisena
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