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Wednesday, 31 October 2018 - 18:14
Speaker meets with the President - UN pledges the Government necessary assistance
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A crucial meeting was held between President Maithripala Sirisena and speaker Karu Jayasuriya at the Presidential Secretariat, at 5pm this evening.

The Speaker’s Office stated that the speaker Karu Jayasuriya had requested the speaker to convene parliament, which has been prorogued.

A spokesman from the Speaker’s Office further noted, that President Maithreepala Sirisena has stated that he will consider the matter and inform the decision in the future.   

Meanwhile, the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Sri Lanka, Hanaa Singer met President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today.

During this meeting, President Sirisena briefed the UN representative on the current political situation in the country and, assured her that the government has taken all steps in accordance with the Constitution of the country.

Also, President Sirisena further said that Sri Lanka is executing its functions within a democratic framework and, appreciated the assistance given by the UN towards Sri Lanka.

Later, UN Resident Coordinator, Hanaa Singer said that the UN is ready to provide all possible assistance to Sri Lanka in the future as well.
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