Parliament commemorates its 70th anniversary tomorrow

Parliament will meet tomorrow (October 3) for a special setting to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the first democratically elected Parliament. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan will move the Vote commemorating the anniversary.

The Order Paper for the day reads “That this Parliament at its meeting today commemorates with pride the 70th anniversary of its first meeting as an independent Parliament and notes that Parliament of Sri Lanka is the oldest Parliament elected by universal adult franchise in the Asia region with an unbroken record of democratic governance and wishes for itself and the people of Sri Lanka a prosperity, development and further strengthening of democratic traditions, principles and rule of law.”

The public gallery will be open for invitees only and special traffic arrangements will be in place for the special day. Parliament which will be adjourned afterwards will meet again on Monday, October 9. 

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