President Gotabaya Rajapaksa last night issued a gazette notification proroguing Parliament from midnight on the 12th of December.

The President acting under article 70 of the Constitution, prorogued Parliament to be resummoned on the 18th of January.
All Parliamentary committees thus appointed stand dissolved with the prorogation.
In terms of Standing Orders of Parliament No. 114, the Committee of Selection has to be appointed and therefore, all the following Committees for Special Purposes cease to function during the recess or the prorogation of Parliament and all of them have to be re-constituted at the commencement of each Session of Parliament except the Committee on High Posts, Sectoral Oversight Committees and Select Committees of Parliament as per provisions of Standing Order of Parliament Nos. 124(5), 111(2)  and 109 respectively:-


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