Speaker decides vote on majority will be taken on November 14

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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today decided that when Parliament convenes on November 14 the vote on who has majority support to form a Government will be taken.

The decision was taken when part leaders met the Speaker today to decide the agenda for November 14.

President Maithripala Sirisena convened Parliament on November 14 after he prorogued the House last month.

The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) told the Speaker today that they object to a vote being taken on November 14 on who has majority support to form a Government.

However all other political parties which are not part of the new Government wanted the vote taken on November 14.

The Speaker said that based on the opinion of a majority of Parliament members he has decided to suspend the standing orders of Parliament after the main items on the agenda on November 14 are completed, and take the vote of confidence on the Government. (Colombo Gazette)

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