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Parliament sittings will continue

The Committee on Parliamentary Business has decided to continue sittings of Parliament. The Committee came into this decision at the meeting chaired by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena yesterday afternoon.

Accordingly, Parliament will convene as usual from October 20, the Parliament Communication Division said in a statement.

It was decided to take three regulations under the Sri Lanka Export Development Act in to debate on the 20th followed by the adjournment motion by the Government, which will be taken up for debate from 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm.

Regulations under the Medical Ordinance will be taken up for debate on October 21. The adjournment debate will be from 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm.

Motion at the Adjournment Time regarding the ‘Contemporary Health Concern’ by the Government will be taken up on October 22 from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm.

Accordingly, the Vote of Condolence, which was to be presented in Parliament of the late Members of Parliament Surangani Ellawala, K.P. Silva and R. R. W. Rajapakse tomorrow will be taken up on October 23.

Given that the Speaker announces the decision of the Supreme Court regarding the 20th Amendment to Parliament on October 20, the Committee on Parliamentary Business decided to meet again to make the necessary changes to the order paper to accommodate the debate on the 20th Amendment.

Members Dinesh Gunawardena, the Leader of the House of Parliament, Johnston Fernando, the Chief Government Whip Lakshman Kiriella, Chief Opposition Whip Chamal Rajapaksa, Douglas Devananda, Dullas Alahapperuma, Gayantha Karunatilleka, Anura Dissanayaka, M. A. Sumanthiran, Rishad Bathiudeen, G. L. Peiris, Rauff Hakeem, Ali Sabry, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake and the Deputy Secretary General and Chief of Staff Neil Iddawala were present at the meeting.