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Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 05.15 GMT

President has not decided to prorogue Parliament – Spokesman


President Mahinda Rajapaksa had not decided to prorogue Parliament though a suggestion to that effect had been made by the left allies of the UPFA coalition, Presidential spokesman Mohan Samaranayake told The Island yesterday.

The LSSP and the CP have said the prorogation of Parliament was the only way to avert a crisis over the government’s impeachment motion against Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake as it will cause the Parliamentary Select Committee to lapse automatically making room for a fresh inquiry, with all relevant safeguards.

Meanwhile, Communist Party General Secretary and Senior Minister DEW Gunasekera, when contacted by The Island, said that he was aware of President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s indecision on proroguing Parliament.




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