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Parliament to convene for two days next week

The Secretary General of Parliament Mr. Dhammika Dasanayake stated that the Consumer Affairs Authority (Amendment) Bill Second Reading will be taken up for debate on September 22 decided at the Committee on Parliamentary Business chaired by the Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena.

It was also decided to conduct Parliamentary sittings for the next week only on September 20 and 21 taking into account the current COVID-19 pandemic Secretary General of Parliament further stated.

Parliament Sittings will be held on Tuesday the 21st at 10.00 a.m. and 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. a Notification under Excise Ordinance, Five Orders under the Ports & Airports Development Levy Act, Six Orders under the Special Commodity Levy Act, Three Regulations under the Foreign Exchange Act, Order under the Foreign Exchange Act, Regulation under the Imports & Exports (Control) Act, No. 1 of 1969 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.

On the 22nd of September the Consumer Affairs Authority (Amendment) Bill and Regulations under the Fauna & Flora Protection Ordinance are scheduled to be approved post being taken up for debate.

Accordingly, time has 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 Opposition will be from 4.50 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Though previously it was decided to separate Monday, the 27th for Questions for Oral Answers, it was decided to set aside Monday, October 04th as a special sitting day for Questions for Oral Answers given the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic the Secretary General of Parliament added.


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