Sri Lanka Speaker calls Parliament to meet on Nov 14

ECONOMYNEXT  – Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has called members of Sri Lanka’s Parliament to meet on November 14 at 10.00 am after the island’s Supreme Court suspended an order by President Maithripala Sirisena, dissolving the house.

Before the purported sacking, President Sirisena recalled parliament which was earlier suspended to give him time to buy over legislators loyal to Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Speaker Jayasuriya said according to President Sirisena’s proclamation recalling parliament, the house will meet at 10.00 am tomorrow.

"The Speaker is informing all members of parliament to attend the session," the Speaker said in a statement.

President Sirisena was expected to make a policy statement on with the commencement of the new sessions.

Speaker Jayasuriya had also asked for floor test to determine whether Ranil Wickremesinghe, who was controversially sacked, or the new contested Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa had the confidence of the majority of members.

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