Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

Cur­tail­ment of Par­lia­ment ses­sions

- BY YOHAN PER­ERA AND AJITH SIRIWARDAN­A European Politics · Politics · Elections · Metropolitan Police Service · Parliament

Par­lia­ment ses­sions con­fined to only one and a half ses­sions yes­ter­day ac­cord­ing to a de­ci­sion taken by party lead­ers to con­fine the ses­sion to only oral ques­tions.

The party lead­ers who met on Thurs­day dis­cussed mea­sures to be taken to re­duce the risk of spread­ing COVID 19 in Par­lia­ment.

Ac­cord­ing to a me­dia state­ment re­leased by the House me­dia unit, party lead­ers de­cided to con­fine yes­ter­day’ ses­sions to oral ques­tion and post­pone the con­do­lence votes sched­uled for yes­ter­day to the next par­lia­men­tary week.

Mean­while only a few MPS were present at the cham­ber at yes­ter­day’s ses­sion. Prom­i­nent mem­bers in­clud­ing the Prime Min­is­ter, Leader of Op­po­si­tion, a few min­is­ters, party lead­ers in the op­po­si­tion were ab­sent dur­ing the ses­sions. A ma­jor­ity of MPS present were wear­ing face masks.

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