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The inaugural session of the eighth Parliament will begin tomorrow at 9.30 am. Afterwards, United National Party (UNP) MP Karu Jayasuriya will reportedly be elected as the Speaker of the new Parliament.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is to nominate him for the post. It will be seconded by the opposition according to reports from political sources. After that, he will assume duties in front of Dammika Dissanayake, the Secretary General of Parliament .

After that the MPs will take their oaths before the new Speaker. This will be followed by the election of the Deputy Speaker and the Deputy Chairman of Committees. It is learnt that someone from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will be the Deputy Speaker. An MP from a small party will be the Deputy Chairman of Committees.

The session will then be adjourned till 3.00 pm.
 
After that President Maitripala Sirisena will arrive at the parliamentary complex. A gun salute will be accorded to him and he will make a special statement in the House.(Kelum Bandara)
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  • Nihal Amarasekera Monday, 31 August 2015 11:30 AM

    True. Enough is enough. Lets see.

    Gayan Monday, 31 August 2015 11:55 AM

    30 years to Prabhakaran and Co, 10 years to Rathu Sahodarayas, 2 years Gnanasara and the gang

    patriot Monday, 31 August 2015 12:10 PM

    At present, two weeks gone and it seems the country is running fine with just President, PM, FM, Justice Minister and re-settlement minister, it seems we do not need the rest to take oath as ministers.

    Waco Tuesday, 01 September 2015 10:03 AM

    Maithri or CBK.

    Sinhaya Monday, 31 August 2015 02:46 PM

    Please stop all these non sense and get to work....

    Sikuru Monday, 31 August 2015 03:35 PM

    The country will run but cannot develop without Financial,Industrial etc ministers

    de mel Monday, 31 August 2015 09:46 AM

    Will PM and President nominate the Opposition Leader also?

    Cheers Monday, 31 August 2015 04:39 PM

    One of the worst governments SL ever produced all are unsure

    Bippity Boppity Boo Monday, 31 August 2015 10:38 AM

    Sixty years lost. Buckle down and get to work. No time for tamashas.


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