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Ranil requests Speaker for adjournment debate following re-opening of Parliament

United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremeesinghe has, in a letter, requested the Speaker of the House Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena and Leader of the House Dinesh Gunawardena for an adjournment debate following the re-opening of Parliament.

In his letter, Wickremesinghe mentions that the practice of an adjournment debate is a practice that has been around since the 1978 constitution came into place.

Additionally, Wickremesinghe states that because the Parliamentary Business Committee has been dissolved following the prorogation of Parliament, he requested to allocate the 19th, 20th and 21st of January for the adjournment debate.