The ceremonial opening of the third session of the Ninth Parliament is scheduled for 10.30 a.m. tomorrow (August 03).
According to the Department of Communication of the parliament, President Ranil Wickremesinghe has given directives to commence the new parliamentary session without a guard of honour salutes and ceremonial horses. Meanwhile, the presidential flag will not be hoisted at the event.
The second session of the Ninth Parliament was prorogued through an Extraordinary Gazette notification issued by the President on July 28, 2022, in accordance with the powers vested in him with Article 70 (1) of the Constitution.
Following the commencement of the session, President Wickremesinghe will preside over the ceremonial sitting of the new parliamentary session.
Thereafter, the General-Secretary of Parliament will read out the proclamation proroguing the parliament and summoning the meeting of the House.
Subsequently, President Wickremesinghe is slated to deliver the government’s policy statement.
As per the Order Paper of the House, the parliament will be adjourned until 1.00 p.m. on August 09.