(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) –Parliament is scheduled to convene tomorrow at 10.00 am and 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 through the Special Gazette No. 2288/30 dated July 17, 2022 and 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 supplies and services essential to the life of community.
Meanwhile, Mr. Wajira Abeywardena, who was nominated by the Election Commission for the National List Member of the United National Party, which was vacant due to the swearing in of the President, Hon. Ranil Wickramasinghe, is scheduled to be sworn in as a Member of Parliament tomorrow morning.