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Parliament to convene tomorrow: What’s on the agenda

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The proclamation on the State of Emergency will be taken up for debate when Parliament convenes tomorrow (27).

Parliament is scheduled to convene at 10.00 am during which the proclamation on the state of emergency declared by the Acting President under the Public Security Ordinance is to be approved after debate until 4.30 pm.

This proclamation was made by the then Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe through the Special Gazette No. 2288/30 dated July 17, 2022.

According to the legal provisions, if the approval of the Parliament is not obtained within 14 days for the said proclamation, it will be cancelled.

It is stated in the gazette that this proclamation has been issued in accordance with the powers vested in the President in terms of the Public Security Ordinance to ensure public security and the protection of the public order and the maintenance of supplies and services essential to the life of the community. 

Meanwhile, United National Party member Vajira Abeywardena will be sworn in as a Member of Parliament tomorrow.

He will be appointed to fill the National List seat left vacant by President Ranil Wickremesinghe. 

Vajira Abeywardena has been nominated by the Election Commission for the National List seat of the United National Party. (NewsWire)

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