Sri Lanka President says will not suspend parliament under any circumstances

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena said he will not suspend the parliament under any circumstances.

"I urge all Parliamentarians to uphold principles of democracy parliamentary traditions at all times," he said in a statement.

"I will not prorogue the Parliament under any circumstances."

His call came as legislators loyal to Mahinda Rajapaksa occupied the speaker’s chair engaged in noisy protests and blocked the arrival of the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.

Jayasuriya arrived in the parliament under heavy security and speaking with a mobile microphone called for a vote. (Colombo/Nov16/2018)

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