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New Parliament will meet in September: Ranil

27 April 2015 04:24 am - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Indicating the general election would be delayed, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinge yesterday said the new Parliament will meet for the first time in September this year.

Mr. Wickremasinghe said this to his chief of staff Sagala Ratnayake and State Minister for Youth Niroshan Perera while enjoying sweetmeats at a ‘Gami Gedara’ at a New Year festival in Deniyaya last morning.


Making an official speech at the festival, the Prime Minister said he has had a dialogue with President Maithripala Sirisena and both have agreed to establish a new Parliament by holding the general election.

He said all political parties will be invited to the Cabinet of the new government that will be formed after the next election.

He said industrial zones will be set up in every province shortly. He said youth will be given access to new technology.

However, the Prime minister said the local tea industry is facing a challenging situation and this should be arrested. He made this point in Bandarawela as well on Saturday.

He said the tea small holders are facing the biggest challenge. He therefore stressed the need for value addition for tea.(Yohan Perera and  Krishan Jeewaka Jayaruk)

  Comments - 9

  • SL Monday, 27 April 2015 12:59 PM

    is that the only burning issue you have with .speak up aout ISIS and let us know what is your stance on them.

    Wazarox Tuesday, 28 April 2015 02:39 PM

    SOME STUPID R TALKING ABT ISIS WHICH ALL MUSLIMS IN SRI LANKA HAVE DISAPPROVED AND NO MUSLIMS HERE SUPPORT THOSE TERRORIST ACTIVITIES , but in Sri Lanka some BBS was supported by previous regime for me BBS and Isis are same as both are terrorist killing innocent people,SRI LANKAN MUSLIMS NEVER GENERALISED ALL BUDDHIST HERE IN SRI LANKA WHEN BURMA KILLED MUSLIMS BUT BBS GRNERALISES ALL MUSLims ?!! So in which way it is fair???

    Prem Nath Tuesday, 28 April 2015 02:43 PM

    Yes,hopefully without RW.

    Fathima ariha Hilmy Monday, 27 April 2015 10:10 AM

    ke immediate action for SRI LANKAN FLAG CHANGE matter.. Thanks..

    Sri Lankan Monday, 27 April 2015 10:22 AM

    Buying more time to complete the investigations and imprison a few more...?????

    Appuhaamy Monday, 27 April 2015 10:24 AM

    Yes, we need a strong national government by September 2015 to face the UN - Human Rights Council.

    Gamaraala Monday, 27 April 2015 10:26 AM

    Thank God both of you have finally reaslised that nothing can be achieved with this Weta Uda SLFP team.

    Ranjith Monday, 27 April 2015 10:26 AM

    Before doing anything please streamline approval processes of projects already planned by private entities.No planing limits clear toUDA

    Gobson Monday, 27 April 2015 10:27 AM

    Yes you need a new SLFP team to support you.


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