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Parliament to meet next week

Parliament will meet everyday from Tuesday 17 at 9.30 am except January 20. Regulations published in the Extraordinary Gazette No. 2307/12 and 2308/26 under the Import and Export (Control) Act and Regulations in the Gazette No. 2308/51 under the Foreign Exchange Act are to be approved following the debate held on Tuesday January 17 from 10.30 am to 5 pm, the Secretary General said.

The Local Authorities Elections (Amendment) Bill (No. 126) presented by MP Imthiaz Bakeer Markar and the Local Authorities Elections(Amendment) Bill (No. 160) presented by MP Premnath C. Dolawatta as private member’s bills are to be referred to the Legislative Standing Committeefollowing the second reading.

Then from 5.00 pm to 5.30 pm, the debate at the adjournment time is scheduled to be heldaccording to the motion moved by the Opposition.

It has also been decided to hold the debate on the second reading of the Bureau ofRehabilitation Bill on Wednesday, January 18 from 10.30 am to 5.00 pm. 22 motionsregarding the Annual Reports of various statutory institutions which were approved by the Ministerial Consultative Committees of Parliament are also scheduled to be submitted forapproval.

Then time has been allotted for the questions at the adjournment time from 5 pm to 5.30 pm.

Meanwhile, it has been decided to hold a meeting of the Committee on Parliamentary Business on the 18th at 1.00 pm and if the committee decides, the second reading debate ofthe Regulation of Election Expenditure Bill is to be taken on January 19 from 10.30 am to 5pm.

The debate at the adjournment time is scheduled to be held according to the motion moved by the government from 5.00 pm to 5.30 pm.

On Friday, January 20, from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm, the time has been set aside for the Vote ofCondolence on the late Parliamentarians. Accordingly, the condolence will be expressed forthe late members Upali Dasanayake, Dr. Neville Fernando, Gunaratne Weerakoon and Raja Collure.

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