His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena presided at the Ceremonial Sitting of Parliament for opening of the Second Session of the Eighth Parliament.
The Secretary-General of Parliament read the three Proclamations issued by His Excellency the President proroguing Parliament and Summoning the Meeting. His Excellency the President addressed the Parliament.
The Parliament was, thereafter adjourned at 1505 Hrs. until 1300 Hrs. on Wednesday 9th May 2018.
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