Written by Ramesh Irugalbandara
27 Oct, 2018 | 12:43 pm
Colombo (News1st) – Parliament has been prorogued based on the instructions of the President. This was confirmed to News1st by the Deputy General Secretary of Parliament Neil Iddawala.
The office of the Speaker has announced that Parliament will reconvene on the 16th of November.
A prorogation which is a temporary recess of Parliament, should not extend to a period of more than two months, However, such date for summoning Parliament may be advanced by another Presidential Proclamation provided it is summoned for a date not less than three days from the date of such fresh proclamation.
During the prorogation the Speaker continues to function and the Members retain their membership even though they do not attend meetings of Parliament. The effect of a prorogation is to suspend all current Business before the House and all proceedings pending at the time are quashed except impeachments.
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