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President Sirisena Prorogues Parliament Until Nov 16th for Newly Appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to Garner a Majority in Parliament

President Sirisena Prorogues Parliament Until Nov 16th for Newly Appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to Garner a Majority in Parliament Through Horse Trading; Talks on with several Tamil and Muslim MP’s and a UNP Faction Led by Ravi Karunanayake.

By D.B.S.Jeyaraj

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered that Parliament should be prorogued with effect from October 27th 2018 to November 16th 2018.

Deputy General Secretary of Parliament Neil Iddawala confirmed to the media that Parliament has been prorogued based on the instructions of the President.

The office of the Speaker has announced that Parliament will reconvene on the 16th of November.

Earlier Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had stated he had the majority of MP’s in Parliament and had wanted Parliament to meet on Sunday October 28th so that a vote could be taken.

Wickremesinghe was confident of demonstrating his majority on the floor of the House if an early vote was taken because of the support of the United National Front MP’s along with those of the TNA.

President Sirisena has now checkmated Ranil by proroguing Parliament. The proroguing will also affect the presentation of the Budget scheduled for early November.

Sirisena’s move will also prevent the UNP from presenting an impeachment motion in Parliament against the President. Only a minimum 0f 75 MP’s is needed to submit an impeachment motion.

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