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Debate on forming National Council on September 20

The Resolution to constitute the Parliament Committee designated ‘National Council’ will be debated on September 20 from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm, following which, the approval of

Parliament is to be obtained, Secretary General Dhammika Dassanayake said.

This was decided at the Committee on Parliamentary Business held yesterday (14) under the chairmanship of Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena. The Resolution to constitute the Parliament Committee designated “National Council” was included by the Addendum to the Order book issued on September 9.

Parliament will meet from September 20 to 23 and Questions for Oral Answers have been scheduled to be taken up from 9.30 am to 10.30 am except Friday (23).

The Secretary General stated that it was decided to hold the adjournment debate brought by the government on the “Necessity of increasing the Government Revenues” from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm on 21.

On September 22 from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (Amendment) Bill (Second Reading) and a Regulations under the Civil Aviation Act are to be passed following debate.

Thereafter from 1.00 pm to 4.30 pm, the amendments to the Standing Orders of the Parliament will be debated.It was also decided to take up Questions at the Adjournment Time from 4.30 p.m. to 4.50 p.m. and from 4.50 pm -5.30 pm the Motion at the Adjournment Time by the Opposition is scheduled to be taken up.

It was also decided that on Friday September 23 from 9.30am to 12.30pm the condolence on the demise of Queen Elizabeth II will be taken up and from 1.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. to hold the Continuation of the Vote of Condolence on late MP Amarakeerthi Athukorala.

The Serjeant-at-Arms drew the attention of the committee towards the need to relax restrictions imposed on visiting the Parliament due to COVID and security reasons. The Secretary General also stated that there was agreement to permit parties who request to visit the Parliament, including schoolchildren, on days no sittings are held.


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