PARLIAMENT

OF SRI LANKA

SinhalaSriLankaTamil-SriLanka

Business of the House for August 08, 2017

Date : 08-08-2017

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


Presentation of Papers by the Speaker

• The Second Instalment of the Report of the Auditor – General for the Financial Year 2002 to 2006;
• The Second Instalment – Parts XIII and XIV of the Report of the Auditor–General for the Financial Year 2007;
• The Second Instalment – Parts X and XI of the Report of the Auditor–General for the Financial Year 2008;
• The Second Instalment – Parts XIII and XIV of the Report of the Auditor–General for the Financial Year 2009;
• The Second Instalment – Parts XV and XVI of the Report of the Auditor–General for the Financial Year 2010;
• The Second Instalment – Part XVI of the Report of the Auditor–General for the Financial Year 2011;
• The Second Instalment – Part XXIII of the Report of the Auditor–General for the Financial Year 2012;
• The Second Instalment – Part XXIII of the Report of the Auditor–General for the Financial Year 2013;
• The Second Instalment – Part XXI, Third Instalment – Part VII of the Report of the Auditor–General for the Financial Year 2014; and
• The Second Instalment – Parts VI, VII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII and XVIII, Third Instalment – Parts III, V and VI, Ninth Instalment – Parts I, II and III of the Report of the Auditor–General for the Financial Year 2015;

in terms of Article 154(6) of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

Parliament granted approval to print the Reports.


Presentation of Papers

Annual Reports of the;

(i) Botanical Garden Trust Fund for the year 2015
(ii) Sri Lanka Thriposha Ltd for the years 2011and 2012
(iii) Sri Lanka Savings Bank for the year 2014
(iv) Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administrations for the year 2014

(v) Performance Report of the Department of Social Services for the year 2016

(vi) Regulation made by the Minister of Finance under Section 5 of the Stamp duty (Special Provisions) Act, No. 12 of 2006 with regard to Stamp Duty and published in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 2007/24 of 21st February 2017

(vii) Note on Supplementary Allocations from the Supplementary Support Services and Contingent Liabilities Project appearing under Expenditure Head No. 240 of the Department of National Budget for the period from 01.06.2017 to 30.06.2017 under Section 6(1) of the Appropriation Act, No. 24 of 2016

Orders 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-

(viii) with effect from February 27, 2017 and published in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 2025/32 of 29th June 2017
(ix) with effect from May 27, 2017  and published in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 2025/33 of 29th June 2017


Presentation of Reports from the Committees

(i) Interim Report of the Select Committee of Parliament on the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was presented by its Chairman, the Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala.

(ii) The Report of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Youth, Sports, Arts and Heritage was presented by the Hon. Harshana Rajakaruna, member of the Committee on behalf of the Chairman of the Committee, the Hon. C. B. Rathnayake.

(iii) The Report of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education and Human Resources Development was presented by the Hon. Sujith Sanjaya Perera, member of the Committee on behalf of the Chairman of the Committee, the Hon. Vadivel Suresh.

(iv) The Report of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Economic Development was presented by the Hon. Harshana Rajakaruna, member of the Committee on behalf of the Chairman of the Committee, the Hon. J. M. Ananda Kumarasiri.


Presentation of Petitions

(i) Hon. Palitha Kumara Thewarapperuma      -     Two Petitions
(ii) Hon. Mujibur Rahuman

(Petitions stands referred to the Committee on Public Petitions)


Questions under Standing Order 23(2) of the Parliament

The Hon. Douglas Devananda

Development of Mullaitivu Nandikadal lagoon

Hon. Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development and State Minister of Mahaweli replied to the above Question.


Ministerial Statements

Hon. Faiszer Musthapha, Minister Provincial Councils and Local Government replied to the Question raised by the Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena under Standing Order 23(2) of the Parliament on 07.07.2017 regarding the Lands and Housing issues of some people in constructing the Bus Stand in Ampara.


Presentation of Bills

The Hon. Gayantha Karunatileka, Minister of Lands and Parliamentary Reforms and the Chief Government Whip presented the Bill entitled

“Prevention of Crimes (Amendment)”

to amend the Prevention of Crimes Ordinance (Chapter 22).


Main Business of the House for Today

The following Items (appearing as Item Nos. 1 and 2 of today’s Order Paper) were passed by the House:-

(i) Sugathadasa National Sports Complex Authority (Amendment) Bill
(ii) Ceylon German Technical Training Institute Bill - with amendments


Motion at the Adjournment Time

Motion at the Adjournment Time on “Hostel facilities for the students in school for the Deaf and Blind, Ratmalana” was proposed by the Hon. Bimal Rathnayake.


The Parliament was, thereafter adjourned at 1847 Hrs. until 1300 Hrs. on Wednesday 9th August 2017.

 

 

 

*  This is an unedited version. For the official record of this day's proceedings, please refer the Hansard.

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