Parliament met for the first time since the formation of the new Government. The appointments of Hon. Nimal Siripala de Silva as the Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Lakshman Kiriella as the Leader of the House, Hon. Gayantha Karunathilake as the Chief Government Whip and Hon. W.D.J. Seneviratne as the Chief Opposition Whip were announced.
Hon. Ranil Wickremasinghe, the Prime Minister making a special statement outlined the 100 day programme of the new Government. He emphasized the importance of working collectively for the betterment of the country.
Hon. Nimal Siripala de Silva, the Leader of the Opposition stated that the Opposition would extend its support to implement favourable policies of the Government.
The leaders of all political parties in Parliament made statements welcoming the new President and the Government.
His Excellency the President Maithreepala Sirisena also attended the meeting.