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The prorogation of Parliament has no negative impact on the functioning and operation of the Government, the Government Information Department said today.

By Gazette notification (Gazette Extraordinary 2066/43 of April 12, 2018), with effect from Thursday 12th April 2018, the Parliament was prorogued.

The prorogation is the period between the end of a Parliament session and the opening of the next Parliament session.

Issuing a statement, Director General of Government Information Sudarshana Gunawardana said the next Parliament session will commence on May 8.

“Under Article 70(4) of the Constitution “All matters which, having being brought before Parliament, have not been disposed of at the prorogation of Parliament, may be proceeded with during the next session”   Therefore, the prorogation of Parliament has no negative impact on the functioning and operation of the Government,” he said.

  Comments - 12

  • Nelum Friday, 13 April 2018 07:06 PM

    As though it has any positive impact when it is in session.

    GC Friday, 13 April 2018 07:48 PM

    What else can they say, except to say there is no negative effect. Otherwise they will be blaming themselves and acknowledging that it was not a smart idea.

    Unchikun Friday, 13 April 2018 07:13 PM

    The that connote that the government is ineffective. Dissolve the parliament and call for international tender to run the country.

    Anesley Friday, 13 April 2018 07:30 PM

    Are you trying to say that international handlers are not doing it already?

    sach Friday, 13 April 2018 09:11 PM

    dissolve the parliament and call elections

    Save Friday, 13 April 2018 08:24 PM

    Shut down this useless building and ask some other country to take over. Stupid siri Lanka n's cannot do anything properly and the country is now a mess

    Observer Friday, 13 April 2018 08:26 PM

    If there is "no negative impact ", then it implies that there is positive impact.

    Ad Friday, 13 April 2018 08:39 PM

    It was not necessary otherwise.

    Pramod Fernando Friday, 13 April 2018 08:59 PM

    The Prez is trying to save himself his party and his henchmen. That's it. Ratata hulan.

    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 13 April 2018 09:01 PM

    For a long time now it has been a numbers game in parliament and their self-interests, party wise and individual wise. People are wise, they will reply in not too distant future.

    Grattion Friday, 13 April 2018 09:27 PM

    Well said Fernando all of us are jokers for going to cast our vote for these donkeys

    sangaran Saturday, 14 April 2018 08:49 AM

    Prez is a cunning fox and he is all out to destroy Ranil's govt and promotes MR as the Pm thinking that he could seek the second term with the support of JO. He will fail miserably as he is continuing to betray the masses who supported him to ascend to the presidency.

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