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* Sri Lanka's de facto government says parliament will not convene on 7th
Sat, Nov 3, 2018, 08:54 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 03, Colombo: Media spokesman of Sri Lanka's de facto government MP Keheliya Rambukwella said the parliament will not reconvene on the 7th as the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has announced.

Addressing the media after the first MPs group meeting of the Mahinda Rajapaksa led government at Prime Minister's office today, the spokesman said that only President Maithripala Sirisena has the constitutional power to summon the parliament.

He said that there is no truth in the statements made by various parties that the parliament will be reconvened on the 7th.

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya announced Friday that President Maithripala Sirisena has agreed to reconvene the parliament on November 7.

Rambukwella said since they have already completed the majority in parliament by now with the crossovers, when the parliament is reconvened on November 16 as President has decided, they will show the majority and continue its work.

Rambukwella said at the meeting they have agreed to appoint MP Dinesh Gunawardena as the Leader of the House.

All parliamentarians of Sri Lanka Freedom Party, the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) and all the groups that are with the government met today at the Prime Minister's Office under the patronage of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.


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