Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to convene Parliament on November 5 to settle the ongoing political crisis, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse said on Thursday. Also Read - 'Very Important Legislative Business': BJP Asks Lok Sabha Members To Be Present In House Today
Speaking at an event at the Presidential Secretariat, Rajapakse said Sirisena had informed him of his decision, reports Xinhua news agency. Also Read - Parliament Updates: On Farm Laws, PM Modi Tells Opposition 'Ab Zyada Ho Raha Hai', Congress Stages Walkout
The move comes after Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya met Sirisena on Wednesday and urged him to convene Parliament to solve the ongoing political crisis which erupted after the President appointed Rajapakse as the Prime Minister following the sacking of Ranil Wickremesinghe from the post last week. Also Read - Didn't Sit on Rabindranath Tagore's Chair, Says Amit Shah, Shows Photos in Lok Sabha
Jayasuriya said he had received the signatures of 125 legislators, urging him to convene parliament to vote as to which party had the majority support.
On October 27, Sirisena prorogued parliament till November 16.