The Extraordinary Gazette Notification announcing that the Ninth Parliament will convene on the 20  August at 9.30 a.m. was issued last night by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

The President issued the gazette notification in accordance with the powers vested in the President under Article 70 of the Constitution.

The Speaker, Deputy Speaker and Deputy Chairperson of Committees will be elected on the first day following which all members will take the official oaths as a MP.