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Sep 06, 2019
1:47PM

Sri Lankan Parliament adjourned until Sept 17

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Sri Lankan Parliament has been adjourned until 17th of this month as there were insufficient number of government MPs present in the House today.

The opposition called for a vote after the government moved day's business but the government had to withdraw it as there were insufficient MPs from the government. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya adjourned the house after chief government whip Gayantha Karunathilaka announced the withdrawal of the government’s affairs scheduled for the day.

The parliament has often faced the issue of attendance and the government had to face defeat once during voting on a particular ministry budget this year. With the upcoming Presidential polls later this year, several ministers and MPs are busy galvanizing support for Presidential hopefuls.

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