President issues extraordinary gazette declaring Parliament prorogation

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has issued an extraordinary gazette declaring the prorogation of Parliament effective from midnight yesterday (12).

Accordingly, the next Parliament sitting will convene at 10 am on January 18, 2022, the gazette declared.

Following the Parliament prorogation, the Working Committee on Parliament Affairs, the Working Committee on Standing Orders, the Legislative Working Committee, the Committee on Public Enterprises and the Committee on Public Accounts will be dismissed and are to be re-appointed upon new Sitting.

The commencement of a new Parliament Sitting will also be ceremonially held by the President.

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