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Parliament to convene for two days next week

The Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake stated that the Proclamation of the emergency regulations by the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on August 30 is scheduled to be approved, post taking it to debate on Monday, the 6th from 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. as decided at the Committee on Parliamentary Business chaired by the Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena.

The President enacted these emergency regulations for the provision of essential food items in accordance with the powers vested in him under Section 2 of the Public Security Ordinance.

It was also decided to conduct Parliamentary sittings for the next week only on September 6 and 7 taking into account the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Previously it was decided to separate Monday, the 6th for Questions for Oral Answers which will now be set for a future date.

Parliament Sittings will be held on Tuesday the 7th at 10am Time has been allotted in taking up Questions for oral Answers from 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.

Accordingly, from 11.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. an Order under the Essential Public Services Act No. 61 of 1979, Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka Bill, Finance Bill, Order under Excise (Special Provisions) Act, three Regulations under the Import and Export (Control) Act have also been scheduled to be taken up for debate.

Time has also been allotted from 4.30 p.m. to 4.50 p.m. for Questions at the Adjournment Time and the Motion at the Adjournment Time by the Government will be from 4.50 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

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