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 Papers by the Speaker
Performance Report of the Finance Commission, from 01 October 2016 to 31 December 2016, in terms of Articles 41B(6) and 154R of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Presentation of Papers
(i) Order made by the Minister Finance under Section 3 of the Ports and Airports Development Levy Act, No. 18 of 2011, relating to Ports and Airports Development Levy and published in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 1992/51 of 11th November 2016.
Orders made by the Minister of Finance under Section 3 of the Excise (Special Provisions) Act, No. 13 of 1989 relating to Excise Duty and published in the;
(ii) Gazette Extraordinary No. 1999/23 of 27th December 2016 amending the Gazette Extraordinary No. 1992/29 of 10th November 2016
(iii) Gazette Extraordinary No. 2000/8 of 03rd January 2017 amending the Gazette Extraordinary No. 1999/23 of 27th December 2016
(iv) Gazette Extraordinary No. 2003/22 of 25th January 2017 amending the Gazette Extraordinary No. 2000/8 of 03rd January 2017
(v) Regulations made by the Minister of Sports under Section 41 to read with Section 31 of the Sports Act, No. 25, of 1973 relating to National Associations of Sports and published in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 1990/23 of 27th October 2016 and the Gazette Extraordinary No. 2006/13 of 13th February 2017.
Presentation of Reports from the Committees
The Report of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Youth, Sports, Arts and Heritage was presented by the Chairman of the Committee, the Hon. C. B. Rathnayake.
Presentation of Petitions
(i) Hon. Chandima Weerakkody - Two Petitions
(ii) Hon. (Dr.) (Mrs.) Sudarshini Fernandopulle
(iii) Hon. Lasantha Alagiyawanna - Six Petitions
(iv) Hon. Eran Wickramaratne
(v) Hon. Piyankara Jayaratne
(vi) Hon. Lucky Jayawardana
(Petition stands referred to the Committee on Public Petitions)
Questions asked from the Prime Minister
Four Questions were asked by following Members of Parliament:-
(i) The Hon. M. H. M. Salman
(ii) The Hon. Dullas Alahapperuma
(iii) The Hon. (Mrs.) Shanthi Sriskandarasa
(iv) The Hon. I. Charles Nirmalanathan
Main Business of the House for Today
Resolution for the Revision of Salaries of the Judges
was passed by the House.
The Parliament was, thereafter adjourned at 1700 Hrs. until 1030 Hrs. on Thursday 6th April 2017.
* This is an unedited version. For the official record of this day's proceedings, please refer the Hansard.