Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will address Parliament during a formal ceremony on January 3 before the new session begins. The Daily Financial Times gave this information in its news on Tuesday. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and Parliament Secretary-General Dhammika Dasanayake will welcome him when Rajapaksa comes to the formal ceremony of the Legislature. After this, the national flag will be hoisted and a 21-gun salute will also be given.
The Daily Financial Times gave this information in its news on Tuesday.
The President will preside over the inaugural session starting at 10 am, where he will explain the policies of the new government and then suspend the session of the House. The first session of the Parliament of Sri Lanka was held on October 14, 1947. It was then chaired by Governor Henry Monk-Mason Moore. The Daily Financial Times reported in his report that he then delivered his speech, which was debated by Parliament and passed a motion of thanks. The third session of the Second Parliament was inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth II on 12 April 1954.