Emergency session of Parliament tomorrow

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  • House to discuss developments in aftermath of deadly attacks
  • Speaker condemns cowardly attacks
  • Says attacks against whole Sri Lankan nation


An emergency session of Parliament will take place on Tuesday to discuss the crisis situation in the country, following the deadly bomb attacks on Easter Sunday.

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya’s office confirmed the emergency session will take place to enable MPs to discuss developments in the aftermath of Sunday’s attacks. The House was in recess till 7 May after the month-long Budget session, but given the urgency of the situation in the country, an emergency meeting will be held, Parliament officials said.

Speaker Jayasuriya condemned the cowardly attacks in a separate statement.  “These attacks were not against any religion or ethnic group, but the whole Sri Lankan nation, bound together by friendship and brotherhood,” the Speaker said, and called on the people to stand stronger to wipe out these heinous forces from the country, whoever they are.


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