In a bid to allow former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to buy more time to seek majority support in Parliament, President Maithripala Sirisena has prorogued Parliament.
Accordingly, Parliament will be reconvened on November 16.
Meanwhile, President Sirisena has also ordered the removal of Prime Minister’s Secretary Saman Ekanayake.
The Prime Minister’s Secretary has been removed according to the powers vested with the President as the appointing authority.
The UNP, meanwhile, stressed that President Sirisena sought to prorogue Parliament as former President Mahinda Rajapaksa did not command a majority in the House.