Sri Lanka heading towards rule by emergency?

Sunday October 28, 2018

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has prorogued the parliament until 16 November, deepening the constitutional crisis.


Commenting on the development, Professor G.L.Pieris, a close associate of the new Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, said the parliament has been prorogued in order to pave the way for a Vote on Account, so the new government can govern the country for three months without passing the budget.


Meanwhile, informed sources in Colombo told the Tamil Polity that President Sirisena was planning to declare a state of emergency in the event that Mr Rajapaksa fails to command majority in parliament.