The Parliament is being convened today. The motion to extend the State of Emergency by another month is expected to be tabled today.
Last month it was decided to hold the Parliamentary sessions in the evenings. Accordingly, Parliament will meet at 1.00 p.m. today. Prime Minster D.M. Jayaratne will present the motion to extending the Emergency Regulations.
The budget was passed by a huge majority when the Parliament met during last month. It is for the first time that the Parliament is being convened this month.