Business of the House for May 26, 2017

Date : 26-05-2017

The Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala, the Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees took the Chair.

Presentation of Papers

Annual Performance Reports of the;

(i) Sri Lanka Navy for the years 2011, 2012 and 2013
(ii) Department of Christian Religious Affairs for the year 2016
(iii) Kilinochchi District Secretariat for the year 2016
(iv) Office of the Chief Government Whip of Parliament for the year 2016

(v) Note on Supplementary Allocations from the Supplementary Support Services and Contingent Liabilities Project appearing under Expenditure Head No. 240 of the Department of National Budget for the period from 01.04.2017 to 30.04.2017 under Section 6(1) of the Appropriation Act, No. 24 of 2016

Presentation of Reports from the Committees

(i) The Report of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Transport and Communication was presented by the Hon. I. Charles Nirmalanathan, member of the Committee on behalf of the Chairman of the Committee, the Hon. Chamal Rajapaksa.

(ii) The Report of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Health and Human Welfare, Social Empowerment was presented by its Chairman, the Hon. Lucky Jayawardana.

(iii) The Report of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on International Relations was presented by its Chairman, the Hon. Ranjith Aluvihare.

Presentation of Petitions

(i) Hon. A. D. Susil Premajayantha                   
(ii) Hon. Duminda Dissanayake                    -              Two Petitions
(iii) Hon. Buddhika Pathirana                   
(iv) Hon. A. Aravindh Kumar                        -              Two Petitions

(Petition stands referred to the Committee on Public Petitions)

Questions under Standing Order 23(2) of the Parliament

(i) The Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena

Dengue epidemic in the country

(ii) The Hon. Douglas Devananda

Drinking water problem faced by Thattankulam resettlement village

Oversight Committee on International Relations

Northern Province Tourism Authority Draft Statute

House agreed to the Motion moved by the Hon. Lakshman Kiriella, Minister of Higher Education and Highways and the Leader of the House of Parliament to grant the Sectoral Oversight Committee on International Relations an extension of time till 03rd July, 2017 to submit its report to the Parliament.

Private Members’ Bills

The Hon. Wimalaweera Dissanayaka was granted leave to introduce the following Bill, entitled

“Sri Lanka Institute of Agriculture (Incorporation)”

The above Bill was referred to the Minister of Agriculture for report to Parliament under Standing Order 47(5) of the Parliament.

Main Business of the House for Today

Regulations under the Divineguma Act

were passed by the House.

The Parliament was, thereafter adjourned at 1356 Hrs. until 1300 Hrs. on Tuesday 06th June 2017.




*  This is an unedited version. For the official record of this day's proceedings, please refer the Hansard.


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