The Hon. Karu Jayasuriya, the Speaker took the Chair.
Announcements by the Speaker
‘A’ : Receipt of the copies of petitions filed at the Supreme Court
‘B’ : Meeting of the Committee on Standing Orders
Presentation of Papers
(i) Annual Reports and Financial Statements of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University for the years 2013 and 2014
(ii) Annual Reports of the National Youth Services Council for the years 2013 and 2014
(iii) Annual Report of the Sri Lanka Tea Board for the year 2015
(iv) Annual Report of the Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration for the year 2015
(v) Annual Report and Statement of Accounts of the Rehabilitation of Persons, Properties and Industries Authority for the year 2015
(vi) Annual Report of the National Institute of Language Education and Training for the year 2014
(vii) Performance Report of the Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs for the year 2015
(viii) Report of the Delimitation Committee submitted to the Minister by the said Committee in terms of the Section 3A.(11) of the Provincial Councils Elections Act, No. 2 of 1988 as amended by the Act, No.17 of 2017
Presentation of Reports from the Committees
(i) The Report of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Health and Human Welfare, Social Empowerment was presented by its Chairman, the Hon. Lucky Jayawardana.
(ii) The Report of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Economic Development was presented by its Chairman, the Hon. J. M. Ananda Kumarasiri.
Presentation of Petitions
(i) Hon. P. Harrison
(ii) Hon. Wasantha Aluwihare
(iii) Hon. Eran Wickramaratne - Two Petitions
(iv) Hon. Edward Gunasekara
(v) Hon. Jayantha Samaraweera
(vi) Hon. Janaka Wakkumbura
(vii) Hon. Piyal Nishantha De Silva - Three Petitions
(viii) Hon. (Prof.) Ashu Marasinghe
(ix) Hon. (Dr.) Rajitha Senaratne
(Petitions stands referred to the Committee on Public Petitions)
Questions under Standing Order 23(2) of the Parliament
(i) The Hon. Douglas Devananda
English Teaching appointments to unemployed English diploma holders in Northern Province
(ii) The Hon. Rauff Hakeem
Attack on religious places and other properties of Muslims
Presentation of Bills
The Hon. Chief Government Whip moved the Bill entitled
to amend the Judicature Act, No. 2 of 1978.
Adjournment Motion on “Communal disturbance in the country” was proposed by the Hon. Anura Dissanayaka.
The Parliament was, thereafter adjourned at 1840 Hrs. until 1300 Hrs. on Wednesday 7th March 2018.
* This is an unedited version. For the official record of this day's proceedings, please refer the Hansard.