The Hon. Karu Jayasuriya, the Speaker took the Chair.Announcements by the Speaker
‘A’ : Expressing sympathies to those who died due to floods and earth slips‘B’ : Determination of the Supreme Court on the Bill entitled “Registration of Electors (Special Provisions)”‘C’ : Receipt of the copy of a petition filed at the Supreme CourtPresentation of Papers
Annual Performance Reports of the;
(i) Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs for the year 2016(ii) Prime Minister’s Office for the year 2016(iii) Department of Census and Statistics for the year 2016(iv) Department of External Resources for the year 2016(v) Department of Treasury Operations for the year 2016(vi) Department of Management Audit for the year 2016(vii) Department of State Accounts for the year 2016(viii) Office of the Leader of the Opposition of Parliament for the year 2016(ix) Ministry of Home Affairs for the year 2016(x) Kegalle District Secretariat for the year 2016(xi) Moneragala District Secretariat for the year 2016(xii) Ampara District Secretariat for the year 2016(xiii) Jaffna District Secretariat for the year 2016(xiv) Ministry of Public Administration and Management for the year 2016Notifications made by the Minister of Finance, under Section 25 read with Section 32 of the Excise Ordinance (Chapter 52) relating to;
(xv) license fee on liquor and published in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 1997/16 of 15th December 2016 (Excise Notification No. 992)(xvi) license fee on arrack and published in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 1998/7 of 20th December 2016 (Excise Notification No. 994)Orders made by the Minister of Higher Education and Highways under Section 27 (1) of the Universities Act, No. 16 of 1978 on the recommendation of the University Grants Commission with regard to the establishment of;
(xvii) a Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts of University of Peradeniya and Published in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 2015/45 of 19th April 2017(xviii) a Department of Radiology in the Faculty of Medicine of University of Peradeniya and Published in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 2015/46 of 19th April 2017Presentation of Petitions
(i) Hon. Sujeewa Senasinghe (ii) Hon. Lucky Jayawardana - Five Petitions (iii) Hon. Harshana Rajakaruna (iv) Hon. (Mrs.) Rohini Kumari Wijerathna (v) Hon. Sandith Samarasinghe
(Petition stands referred to the Committee on Public Petitions)Questions under Standing Order 23(2) of the Parliament
The Hon. Douglas Devananda
Payment of Compensation for those who are affected by natural disasters in the countryAdjournment Motion
Adjournment Motion on “Sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Commission” was proposed by the Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena.The Parliament was, thereafter adjourned at 1830 Hrs. until 1300 Hrs. on Wednesday 07th June 2017.
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