The situation arose when the joint opposition raised objections to the time allocated for them to speak.
Joint opposition Parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena said that very little time had been allocated for the joint opposition to raise the Geneva issue in Parliament today.
Gunawardena said that the Geneva issue is a serious issue and the joint opposition must be given fair time to make statements on the issue.
However the Government said there was an agreement to reduce the time allocated for Parliamentarians to speak today as Parliament was to conclude sittings at 3pm today owing to the funeral of the late Most Venerable Aggamaha Pandita Davuldena Gnanaissara Thero, the Mahanayake of Amarapura Maha Nikaya which takes place today.
However the joint opposition continued to demand more time and as a result the Speaker adjourned sittings. (Colombo Gazette)