However, the president has been advised by his advisors against doing so.
Instead, they want him to discuss the political stalemate with the UNP and minority parties.
Lawyer Lal Wijenayake has told BBC Sinhala Service that the president had the powers to prorogue parliament again.
Meanwhile, the office of the speaker says copies of the no-confidence motion against the government and parliament’s decision on it and a petition signed by 122 MPs saying the prime minister and cabinet member appointments were unconstitutional would be sent to the president.
It says in a statement a vote on the no-confidence motion moved by Anura Kumara Dissanayake was taken today itself, as a majority of members wanted it.
Therefore, a floor vote took place and the motion was passed with a majority, it adds.
Statement issued by the speaker’s office:
Meanwhile, sources at the Presidential Secretariat say that president Sirisena has told senior ministers that the present impasse would hopefully be ended within the next 24 hours.