The Hon. Karu Jayasuriya, the Speaker took the Chair.
Announcements by the Speaker
‘A’ : Endorsement of the certificate on a Bill under Article 79 of the Constitution
Presentation of Reports from the Committees
The Report of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Legal Affairs (anti-corruption) and Media was presented by its Chairman, the Hon. Ajith Manapperuma.
Presentation of Petitions
(i) Hon. Vijitha Herath - Two Petitions
(ii) Hon. Ajith Mannapperuma - Three Petitions
(iii) Hon. (Dr.) Nalinda Jayathissa - Ten Petitions
(iv) Hon. (Mrs.) Rohini Kumari Wijerathna
(Petition stands referred to the Committee on Public Petitions)
Questions under Standing Order 23(2) of the Parliament
The Hon. Douglas Devananda
Renovation of estate houses (No. 6) located in Kalmedura division, owned by Torrington Estate, Agarapathana, Nuwara Eliya
Hon. Lakshman Kiriella, Minister of Higher Education and Highways and Leader of the House of Parliament replied to the Question raised by the Hon. Douglas Devananda under Standing Order 23(2) of the Parliament on 09.03.2017 regarding the Renovation of Kittangi Bridge and two roads in Ampara District
Presentation of Bills
The Hon. Gayantha Karunatileka, Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media and Chief Government Whip moved the Bill entitled
“Civil Procedure Code (Amendment)”
to amend the Civil Procedure Code (Chapter 101).
Private Members’ Bills
The Hon. Edward Gunasekara was granted leave to introduce the following Bill, entitled
“Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers of Sri Lanka (Incorporation)”
The above Bill was referred to the Minister of Ports and Shipping for report to Parliament under Standing Order 47(5) of the Parliament.
The Parliament was, thereafter adjourned at 1150 Hrs. until 1300 Hrs. on Tuesday 21st March 2017.
* This is an unedited version. For the official record of this day's proceedings, please refer the Hansard.