President Wickremesinghe to inaugurate new Parliament session today

The ceremonial opening of the fifth session of the ninth Parliament will commence under the leadership of President Ranil Wickremesinghe today.

The parliament is set to begin its proceedings at 10.30 a.m., where President Ranil Wickremesinghe is expected to deliver the Government’s policy statement.

In a meeting held on 1 February, party leaders agreed to hold the debate on the Government policy statement introduced by the President on the 8th and 9th of February.

The adjournment debate is therefore scheduled for the 8th and 9th of February, from 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

On January 26, President Ranil Wickremesinghe prorogued the fourth session of the ninth Parliament until 7 February, as announced in an Extraordinary Gazette.