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Parliament Sittings limited to one day

Due to the prevailing COVID 19 situation, it was decided at the Committee on Parliamentary Business chaired by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena to limit this week’s sitting only for today (June 8).

Accordingly, Parliament sittings will be held from 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m, said the Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake.

The Second Reading of the Fiscal Management (Responsibility) (Amendment) Bill, Resolution under the Section 8 of the Appropriation Act, No. 6 of 2020 and Regulations under the Imports & Exports (Control) Act, No. 1 of 1969 is scheduled to be taken into debate from 10.00 a.m. until 12.00 p.m.

The Secretary General also stated that the Motion at the Adjournment Time pertaining to the current situation in the country will be taken up by the Opposition from 12.00 noon to 4.30 p.m. on that day.

The Secretary General further stated that Questions for Oral Answers have been deferred to another day and the Parliament will continue without a lunch break.

Leader of the House Dinesh Gunawardena, Chief Government Whip Johnston Fernando, Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kiriella, Cabinet Ministers Nimal Siripala de Silva and Prof. GL Peiris, Vasudeva Nanayakkara and M.U. M. Ali Sabry, PC, Prasanna Ranatunga and MPs Mano Ganeshan, Ranjith Madduma Bandara, M.A Sumanthiran, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka and Dr. Harsha de Silva were present at the meeting.