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House to take up full day Adjournment Debate on “Foreign Agreements”

Parliament will take up a full day Adjournment Debate next Thursday on “Foreign Agreements,” the Parliament Communication Department said in the press release yesterday.

The Party Leaders have decided to facilitate the debate on a request made by Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kiriella. The debate will be held from 10 am to 4.30pm.

“The Committee on Parliamentary Business chaired by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, decided to hold the next Sittings of Parliament from Tuesday (6) to Friday (9). As per the decisions taken at the meeting, the second reading of the Finance (Amendment) Bill and the regulations submitted to the Regulations under the Imports and Exports (Control) Act will be taken up for debate on October 6. The Adjournment debate by the Government will be taken up for debate from 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm accordingly.

“The Second Reading of the Nation Building Tax (Amendment)Bill, the Second Reading of the Economic Service Charge (Amendment) Bill and the Second Reading of the Ports and Airports Development Levy (Amendment) Bill is scheduled to be taken up for debate on October 7. In addition, five Resolutions under the Appropriation Act are also scheduled to be taken up for debate. The Adjournment debate by the Government will be taken up for debate from 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm.

“Votes of Condolence on the late Members of Parliament, Surangani Ellawala, K. P. Silva, R. R. W. Rajapaksha is scheduled to be taken up in Parliament on October 9,” the release said.

Leader of the House Dinesh Gunawardena, Chief Government Whip Johnston Fernando, Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kiriella and Committee Members Chamal Rajapaksa, Douglas Devananda, Dullas Alahapperuma, Wimal Weerawansa, Mahinda Amaraweera, Prasanna Ranatunga, Mahinda Samarasinghe, Gayantha Karunatilleka, Anura Dissanayaka, Dilan Perera, Mano Ganesan, M. A. Sumanthiran was present at the said meeting.