Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena announced today that parliament will not meet tomorrow as previously announced.
Parliament will be convened within three days of receiving the President’s resignation letter, according to the Speaker.
Earlier, at a meeting of Party Leaders, it was decided that Parliament will be convened tomorrow (15), after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa submits his resignation on July 13.
Following the President’s resignation, it was decided to accept nominations for the position of President on July 18th.
In addition, the Party Leaders determined that a new President will be elected on July 20th.
Despite yesterday’s announcement that he would resign, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to the Maldives and today flew to Singapore, where he has requested asylum.
The President has not yet submitted his resignation and has designated Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as acting President to carry out his responsibilities.
As a result of the President’s failure to submit his resignation letter, the planned parliamentary proceedings have been thrown into disarray, and the political turmoil in Sri Lanka has been exacerbated.