The Hon. Karu Jayasuriya, the Speaker took the Chair.
Announcements by the Speaker
‘A’ : Endorsement of the certificate on a Bill under Article 79 of the Constitution
‘B’ : Meeting of the Committee on Parliamentary Business
Presentation of Petitions
(i) Hon. Patali Champika Ranawaka
(ii) Hon. Sunil Handunnetti
(iii) Hon. Palitha Kumara Thewarapperuma
(iv) Hon. Bimal Rathnayake
(v) Hon. J. C. Alawathuwala
(Petitions stands referred to the Committee on Public Petitions)
Main Business of the House for Today
Local Authorities Elections (Amendment) Bill
Division was taken at the Third Reading (120 in favour; 44 abstain) and passed by the House with amendments.
The Parliament was, thereafter adjourned at 1210 Hrs. until 1300 Hrs. on Wednesday 6th September 2017.
* This is an unedited version. For the official record of this day's proceedings, please refer the Hansard.