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President prorogues Parliament, session inauguration on February 8

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The gazette notification on the prorogation of the Third Session of the Ninth Parliament was issued by President’s Secretary Saman Ekanayake and will be effective from midnight yesterday (27).

Accordingly, President Ranil Wickremesinghe is scheduled to ceremonially inaugurate the fourth session of the Ninth Parliament at 10.00 am on February 8.

It is a tradition for the President to deliver his Government’s Policy Statement at the commencement of a new session of Parliament.

Accordingly, the Policy Statement to be implemented in the country from the 75th Independence celebration in 2023 until the Centenary celebration in 2048, consisting of new policies, new laws and acts proposed to be implemented for the betterment of the country, irrespective of party, colour or caste discrimination, will be presented to Parliament.

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