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9th Parliament summoned for inaugural sitting

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has issued an Extraordinary Gazette summoning the new Parliament.

Accordingly a Presidential Proclamation bearing the signature of Secretary to the Head of State P.B Jayasundara, states the President by virtue of powers vested in him by Article 70 of the Constitution, summons the Ninth Parliament for its inaugural sitting, at 09.30 a.m on the 20th of August 2020.

Meanwhile the President issued several other Gazette notifications yesterday.

Accordingly two Gazette Notifications were issued pertaining to the appointment of Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister and the appointment of Gamini Senarath as Secretary to the Premier.

Furthermore Gazettes were also issued pertaining to the appointment of new Cabinet Ministers, State Minsters, the new Secretary to the Cabinet of Ministers and Ministry Secretaries yesterday.