Government asserts no negative impact from prorogation

The Government asserts the prorogation of Parliament will not have a negative impact.

By Gazette notification (Gazette Extraordinary 2066/43 of April 12,2018), with effect from Thursday 12th April 2018, Parliament was prorogued by President Maithripala Sirisena.

The next Parliament session will commence on 8th May 2018. The prorogation is the period between the end of a Parliament session and the opening of the next Parliament session.

Sudarshana Gunawardana, Director General of the Government Information Department said that under Article 70(4) of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka “All matters which, having being brought before Parliament, have not been disposed of at the prorogation of Parliament, may be proceeded with during the next session”

Therefore, Gunawardana said that the prorogation of Parliament has no negative impact on the functioning and operation of the Government. (Colombo Gazette)