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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, in response to the request by the opposition parties, has declined to re-summon Parliament.

Secretary to the President Dr P. B. Jayasundara has informed the Samagi Jana Balawegaya leader Sajith Premadasa in writing regarding the decision made by the President.

Earlier, the political parties including the UNP, the JVP and the TNA requested the President to re-summon the dissolved Parliament in view of the present emergency situation in the country.

In his letter addressed to Mr Premadasa, Dr Jayasundara has said that the opposition indulged in narrow politics when the entire government machinery had been directed to fight COVID-19. He said the opposition had not even recognized the dedicated commitment of health workers, the three forces, the police and the private sector in the fight against the spread of the disease. 

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  • manil de mel Friday, 01 May 2020 11:24 AM

    Mr. President please do not get the old parliament to sit again as they will not allow you to do any work and will be a serious distraction force. You have not violated the constitution in any way. I read you comment that the law does not ask you to the impossible and the whole country is with you on this.

    Fight for democracy Friday, 01 May 2020 08:23 PM

    This is democracy you absent minded man. That means an executive president can't rule only the parliament can run by a majority. Narrow minded people like you are the reason for the state of this country

    Don Friday, 01 May 2020 08:30 PM

    The Constitution of Sri Lanka is the law of the land and COVID is not. We're not a dictatorship if people like you didn't support it,

    CITIZEN Friday, 01 May 2020 11:35 AM

    GOTAS FEAR FACTOR IS DEMOCRACY

    Sando Friday, 01 May 2020 09:32 PM

    Need a new Parliament within 3 months. Democracy a must.


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