Parliament To Debate Current Political Crisis Till 7 pm Today: Party Leaders Agree To Take Up Dinesh's Request

A group of MPs representing the Joint Opposition presented a request to the Speaker to hold a debate on the current political situation in the country. 

The request was signed by 20 Joint Opposition Mps. 

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya suspended the Parliamentary sittings for 15 mins and held a party leaders meeting to discuss the request. 

Upon discussions, party leaders agreed to hold an adjournment debate on the current political situation and conduct the sittings till 7 pm today. 

Today was  the first day the legislature met following the government's defeat at the Local Government election which resulted in a political deadlock. 

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