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Debate on government’s policy statement on May 9th

It has been decided to hold a one-day debate on the 9th of May on the government’s policy statement that is to be presented to parliament during the opening session on the 8th.

Media Spokesman of the Speaker Chaminda Gamage said the decision was reached at Wednesday’s party leaders’ chaired by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.

The debate will be held from 10.00 am to 6.30 pm on May 9th.

The parliament has been prorogued by a gazette notification issued by the President and the new session is scheduled to begin on the 8th.

The new term will commence on that day and the President will present the government’s policy statement.

This policy statement is expected to provide information on the government’s course for the next two years.

The party leaders’ meeting has also discussed the laws that are to be presented to Parliament in the future and the Parliamentary Order Paper.

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