Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena has scheduled a meeting of all political party leaders in Parliament at 11:00 a.m. on 20 April. This meeting will be the first gathering after the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, and all party leaders have reportedly been informed to attend.
The upcoming Parliamentary session on 25 April will be the first one after the festive season, and the proposed Anti-Terrorism Bill is expected to be taken up during this session. However, a final decision regarding the matter will be made at the party leader’s meeting scheduled prior to the session.
The proposed Bill, which was initially supposed to be tabled in Parliament on 04 April, has faced opposition from several parties. As such, preparations have been made for the upcoming meeting to discuss the matter and reach a consensus.
The meeting is anticipated to provide a platform for party leaders to deliberate on critical national issues and make informed decisions for the betterment of the country.