The Hon. Karu Jayasuriya, the Speaker took the Chair.
Announcements by the Speaker
‘A’ : Meeting of the Committee on Parliamentary Business
Presentation of Papers by the Speaker
• The First Instalment – Parts XV and XVI of the Report of the Auditor–General for the Financial Year 2014; • The First Instalment – Parts IV and XXV, Fifth Instalment – Part I and Sixth Instalment – Parts XIII and XIV of the Report of the Auditor–General for the Financial Year 2015; and • The First Instalment – Parts IV and V of the Report of the Auditor–General for the Financial Year 2016;
in terms of Article 154(6) of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
(Petitions stands referred to the Committee on Public Petitions)
Questions under Standing Order 23(2) of the Parliament
(i) The Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena
Resolution of National Government formation and number of Ministers
(ii) The Hon. Anura Dissanayaka
Kataragama Police shooting
Hon. Piyasena Gamage, State Minister of Law and Order replied to the above Question.
Minister of Disaster Management, the Hon. Anura Priyadharshana Yapa replied to the Question raised by the Hon. Douglas Devananda under the Standing Order 23(2) of the Parliament on 07.12.2017 regarding Issuing of weather forecast announcements in Tamil by the Meteorology Department
Main Business of the House for Today
Fisheries (Regulation of Foreign Fishing Boats) (Amendment) Bill
was passed by the House with amendments.
Motion at the Adjournment Time
Motion at the Adjournment Time on “Details of ‘1000 Bridges' program in Northern Province” was proposed by the Hon. S. Shritharan.
The Parliament was, thereafter adjourned at 1652 Hrs. until 1000 Hrs. on Monday 19th February 2018.
* This is an unedited version. For the official record of this day's proceedings, please refer the Hansard.