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Business of the House for April 04, 2017

Date : 04-04-2017

The Hon. Karu Jayasuriya, the Speaker took the Chair.


Announcements by the Speaker

‘A’ :  Meeting of the Committee on Parliamentary Business


Presentation of Papers by the Speaker

Performance Report of the Audit Service Commission, from 01 October 2016 to 31 December 2016, in terms of Articles 41B(6) and 153H of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka


Presentation of Papers

(i) Annual Performance Report of the Office of the Leader of the House of Parliament for the year 2016

(ii) Order 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 a Department of English and linguistics in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of University of Sri Jayawardenepura and Published in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 1995/24 of 01st December 2016.

(iii) Order made by the Minister of Higher Education and Highways under Section 27(1)(b) of the Universities Act, No. 16 of 1978 and Published in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 2002/26 of 18th January 2017 with regard to revoke the order of recognizing Institute of Technological Studies as degree awarding institute of Gazette Extraordinary No. 536/15 of 15th December 1988.

(iv) Order 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 Faculty of Technology and Faculty of Nursing in University of Colombo and Published in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 2002/32 of 18th January 2017.

(v) Order 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 a Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering of University of Peradeniya and Published in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 2002/33 of 18th January 2017. 

(vi) Order made by the Minister of Higher Education and Highways under Section 20(4) (b) of the Universities Act, No. 16 of 1978, with regard to the appointment of a Competent Authority in lieu of Director of Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurvedic Institute and published in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 2002/34 of 18th January 2017.

(vii) Order made by the Minister of Higher Education and Highways under Section 25A of the Universities Act, No. 16 of 1978 on the recommendation of the University Grants Commission and published in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 2005/11 of 07th February 2017 amending the Gazette Extraordinary No. 1413/21 of 06th October 2005 recognizing the Aquinas College of Higher Studies as a degree awarding institute.

(viii) Order 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 a Department of English Language Teaching in the Faculty of Humanities of University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka and Published in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 2005/13 of 08th February 2017

Annual Reports of the;

(ix) Ocean University (National Institute of Fisheries and Nautical Engineering) for the year 2014
(x) National Institute of Business Management for the year 2013
(xi) Sri Lanka Institute of Textile and Apparel for the year 2014
(xii) Sugarcane Research Institute for the year 2014
(xiii) National Dangerous Drugs Control Board for the year 2014

Orders made by the Minister of Finance under Section 2 of the Special Commodity Levy Act, No. 48 of 2007, relating to Special Commodity Levy and published in the;
(xiv) Gazette Extraordinary No. 1994/20 of 21st November 2016
(xv) Gazette Extraordinary No. 1996/50 of 09th December 2016
(xvi) Gazette Extraordinary No. 1998/5 of 20th December 2016
(xvii) Gazette Extraordinary No. 2000/85 of 06th January 2017
(xviii) Gazette Extraordinary No. 2002/29 of 18th January 2017
(xix) Gazette Extraordinary No. 2006/41 of 16th February 2017
(xx) Gazette Extraordinary No. 2007/38 of 23rd February 2017
(xxi) Gazette Extraordinary No. 2009/05 of 07th March 2017

Orders made by the Minister of Finance under Section 5 of the Special Commodity Levy Act, No. 48 of 2007, relating to Special Commodity Levy and published in the;
(xxii) Gazette Extraordinary No. 2003/43 of 27th January 2017
(xxiii) Gazette Extraordinary No. 2007/44 of 26th February 2017

Resolutions under Section 10 of the Customs Ordinance (Chapter 235) relating to Import Duties.(xxiv) Gazette Extraordinary No. 1995/37 of 02nd  December 2016
(xxv)  Gazette Extraordinary No. 2000/86 of 06th January 2017

(xxvi) First Report of the Task Force on Judicial and Legal Causes for Prison overcrowding and Prison Reform


Presentation of Reports from the Committees

The Report of the Committee on Public Finance was presented by the Chairman of the Committee, the Hon. M. A. Sumanthiran.


Presentation of Petitions

(i) Hon. Bimal Rathnayake                  - Two Petitions
(ii) Hon. S. C. Mutukumarana  
(iii) Hon. Ranjith Aluvihare           - Two Petitions
(iv) Hon. Sirinal de Mel  
(v) Hon. Anura Sidney Jayarathne  - Two Petitions
(vi) Hon. Thushara Indunil Amarasena - Two Petitions
(vii) Hon. Mylvaganam Thilakarajah  - Two Petitions
(viii) Hon. Prasanna Ranatunga

(Petition stands referred to the Committee on Public Petitions)


Questions under Standing Order 23(2) of the Parliament

(i) The Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena

Taking action to open a new road in front of Dalada Maligawa

(ii) The Hon. Douglas Devananda

Difficulties faced by the people who have been resettled at Keppapulavu in Mullaitivu district


Main Business of the House for Today

National Transport Commission (Amendment) Bill

was passed by the House.


Motion at the Adjournment Time

Motion at the Adjournment Time on “Formulation of a programme for the welfare of helpless Artists” was proposed by the Hon. (Dr.) Nalinda Jayathissa.


The Parliament was, thereafter adjourned at 1700 Hrs. until 1300 Hrs. on Wednesday 5th April 2017.

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