The Hon. Karu Jayasuriya, the Speaker took the Chair.
Announcements by the Speaker
‘A’ : Meeting of the Committee on Parliamentary Business
Presentation of Papers
Annual Performance Reports of the;
(i) Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the year 2016
(ii) Ministry of Education for the year 2016
Presentation of Reports from the Committees
(i) The Report of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Youth, Sports, Arts and Heritage was presented by the Hon. Mujibur Rahuman, member of the Committee on behalf of the Chairman of the Committee, the Hon. C. B. Rathnayake.
(ii) The Report of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education and Human Resources Development was presented by its Chairman, the Hon. Vadivel Suresh.
(iii) The Report of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Energy was presented by the Hon. Eran Wickramaratne, member of the Committee on behalf of the Chairman of the Committee, the Hon. Chandima Gamage.
Presentation of Petitions
(i) Hon. Wasantha Aluwihare
(ii) Hon. Ranjith Aluvihare
(iii) Hon. Mujibur Rahuman - Two Petitions
(Petitions stands referred to the Committee on Public Petitions)
Main Business of the House for Today
Inland Revenue Bill
Division was taken (90 in favour; 25 against) and passed by the House with amendments.
The Parliament was, thereafter adjourned at 1930 Hrs. until 1030 Hrs. on Friday 8th September 2017.
* This is an unedited version. For the official record of this day's proceedings, please refer the Hansard.