The President is going to adjourn Parliament to resolve the COP issue

Political sources say that President Ranil Wickremesinghe is ready to adjourn Parliament the third session of the currently functioning parliament.

Following parliamentary adjournment, committees including the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) and the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) are abolished.

Parliamentary sources say that President Ranil Wickremesinghe is preparing to end his term in order to solve the problem of the position of the Chairman of the Coop, which is currently under crisis, as the Coop Committee will be abolished with the end of the Parliament term.

The President can prorogue Parliament for a maximum period of two months. At the time of announcing the adjournment, the new date for convening the assembly should be announced.

He is empowered under the Constitution to make a declaration of government policy in accordance with the provisions set out in clause (2) of Article 33 of the Constitution.

The current Parliament, established in 2020, has held three sessions so far.