Parliament was adjourned for ten minutes after Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe raised a point of order claiming that the debate on the X-Press Pearl disaster is Sub Judice as a court case is pending on the matter.
The adjournment debate moved by the opposition on the X-Press Pearl was to be taken up this morning.
The Justice Minister said the matter with regard to the X-Press Pearl disaster was being heard before court and that it has a Sub Judice effect on the debate.
Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena adjouned the House for ten munites and convened a party leaders' meeting to decide whether to hold the debate today or not. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)
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