Apr 20, 2021

Parliament to meet from April 20 to 23

Parliament sittings will be held from today(20) until April 23.

The decision to hold parliament sittings from April 20 to 23 has been taken at the Committee on Parliament Business held under the patronage of Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena.

On these two days, adjournment motion will be taken up for the debate from 10.00 am to 5.30 pm without setting aside time for questions for oral answers of the MPs, said the Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake.

The final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into and obtain information in relation to alleged political victimizations of Public Officers, Employees of Public Corporations, and Members of Armed Forces and Police Service, who were holding posts during the period commencing from 08th January 2015 and ending on 16th November 2019 will be debated in the House on April 22 and 23 as an adjournment motion.Meanwhile, five regulations under the Foreign Exchange Act, two regulations under the Excise Ordinance and regulations under the Imports and Exports Act are due to be debated tomorrow (20).

On that day from 10.00 am to 11.00 am the time will be set aside for the questions for the oral answers of the Members of Parliament.

In addition, 20 minutes have been set aside from 4.30 pm for two adjournment questions to be movedby the Opposition. Thereafter, debate at the adornment time on the Kotte Urban Boundary Area by the Colombo District MP representing the ruling party Madura Vithanage will be held from 4.50 pm to 5.30 pm

On April 21, the gazette notification issued by Minister of Youth and Sports Namal Rajapaksa on doping in sports in line with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will be debated.

In addition, 20 minutes have been set aside from 4.30 pm to 4.50 pm for two adjournment questions and the motion to be moved by the Opposition will be taken up for debate from 4.50 pm to 5.30 pm.