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Lankan Prez suspends Parliament in growing political crisis

Press Trust of India  |  Colombo 

In a surprise move, Sri Lankan today issued a proclamation suspending the sessions of Parliament.

There was no official reason given for the decision.

In a special gazette bearing number 2066/43, stated under article 70 of the Constitution, "do by this proclamation, prorogue Parliament with effect from the midnight of the Twelfth day of April and fix the eighth day of May, Two Thousand Eighteen as the date for commencement of the next session of Parliament".

Parliament was to meet on April 19.

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 00:15 IST
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