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Maithripala Sirisena parliament a day after sacking Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on October 26 and appointing former president Mahinda Rajapakse to the post.
There was confusion since Thursday on the date when the parliamentary deadlock would end as Sirisena had suspended the sittings until November 16.
Sri Lanka political crisis: Sirisena reconvenes Parliament; Wickremesinghe says democracy will prevail
Rajapaksa on Thursday said Sirisena had informed him of the reconvening of the prorogued Parliament on the 5th of this month.
President Sirisena replaced Wickremesinghe with former president Mahinda Rajapaksa in a dramatic turn of events last Friday.
A spokesman for the Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric told reporters here on Monday that Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka Hanaa Singer had met Jayasuriya.
Maithripala Sirisena on Friday night sacked Wickremesinghe and appointed former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new prime minister.
In a letter to Sirisena, Jayasuriya questioned Sirisena's decision to suspend the House till November 16, saying it will have "serious and undesirable" consequences on the country.
Devananda later said he also urged the Indian government to help construct one lakh more houses in Tamil areas and elsewhere for the rehabilitation of civilians following the end of the decades of eth