The Hon. Karu Jayasuriya, the Speaker took the Chair.
Announcements by the Speaker
‘A’ : Ruling in relation to the matter raised by the Hon. Wimal Weerawansa
Presentation of Papers
(i) Annual Performance Report of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Research for the year 2015
Annual Reports of the;
(ii) Paranthan Chemicals Company Limited for the year 2014
(iii) People’s Bank for the year 2015
Presentation of Reports from the Committees
(i) The Report of the Economic Development was presented by its Chairman, the Hon. Tilak Marapana.
(ii) The Report of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Health and Human Welfare, Social Empowerment was presented by its Chairman, the Hon. Lucky Jayawardana.
Presentation of Petitions
(i) Hon. Wasantha Aluwihare - Two Petitions
(ii) Hon. Sunil Handunnetti - Five Petitions
(iii) Hon. Mavai S. Senathirajah
(iv) Hon. Lakshman Ananda Wijemanne
(v) Hon. Hector Appuhamy
(vi) Hon. Nalaka Prasad Colonne
(Petition stands referred to the Committee on Public Petitions)
Questions asked from the Prime Minister
Three Questions were asked by following Members of Parliament:-
(i) The Hon. S. M. Marikkar
(ii) The Hon. Douglas Devananda
(iii) The Hon. Annamalai Nadesu Sivasakthi
Questions under Standing Order 23(2) of the Parliament
The Hon. Douglas Devananda
Land issue at Kunjikulam area in Madhu divisional secretariat in Mannar District
Main Business of the House for Today
Sri Lanka Sustainable Development Bill
Debated and adjourned for a future date.
Motion at the Adjournment Time
Motion at the Adjournment Time on “Release of lands occupied by security forces” was proposed by the Hon. Rajavarothiam Sampanthan.
The Parliament was, thereafter adjourned at 1922 Hrs. until 1030 Hrs. on Thursday 9th March 2017.
* This is an unedited version. For the official record of this day's proceedings, please refer the Hansard.