President Maithripala Sirisena has temporarily suspended Parliament, with effect from April 12.
An extraordinary gazette notification was issued late on Thursday. A statement from the Government Information department reads as follows
Notice of the Government of Sri Lanka: The prorogation of Parliament has no negative impact on the functioning and operation of the Government
By Gazette notification (Gazette Extraordinary 2066/43 of April 12,2018), with effect from Thursday 12th April 2018, the Parliament was prorogued. 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.
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, the prorogation of Parliament has no negative impact on the functioning and operation of the Government.
Director General of Government Information
April 13th 2018