Parliament adjourned amidst CC stand-off

Parliament adjourned amidst CC stand-off

June 3, 2015   02:05 pm

The Speaker today decided to adjourn Parliament until next Tuesday (June 09), despite its failure to reach a final decision with regard to the appointing of three civil society representatives to the Constitutional Council.

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa adjourned Parliament until June 09, Ada Derana reporter said.

It was reported that a final agreement with regard to the three CC members would be reached and that they would be appointed within today, at the special parliament session.

However, no final decision had been reached at the one-and-a-half hour long party leaders’ meeting held today with the participation of the Speaker.

Therefore it had been decided that the consent of the persons proposed by the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader should be submitted in writing and that future decision would be taken based on the nature of those opinions.  


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