The Hon. Karu Jayasuriya, the Speaker took the Chair.
Announcements by the Speaker
‘A’: The Hon. Sisira Jayakody, M.P., was appointed to serve on the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education and Human Resources Development in place of the Hon. Piyankara Jayaratne, M.P., to serve in this Committee.
‘B’: The Hon. Piyankara Jayaratne, M.P., was appointed to serve on the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Manufacturing and Services in place of the Hon. Sisira Jayakody, M.P., to serve in this Committee.
‘C’: Announcement regarding additional Sitting Days of Parliament –
• Tuesday, the 26th of September, 2017
• Tuesday, the 03rd of October, 2017 (Special Sitting day to mark the 70th Anniversary of First Parliament of Democracy in Sri Lanka)
• Monday, the 09th of October, 2017
Presentation of Public Petitions
(i) Hon. Susantha Punchinilame, M.P., - Two Petitions
(ii) Hon. Palitha Kumara Thewarapperuma, M.P., - Two Petitions
(Petitions stood referred to the Committee on Public Petitions)
Public Business of the House
The following Items appearing as Item Nos. *1 to *3 of today’s Order Paper of Parliament were passed:—
(i) Regulations under the Imports and Exports (Control) Act
(ii) Two Regulations under the National Medicines Regulatory Authority Act
Motion at the Adjournment Time of the House
“Speedy arrangement by the Government to relieve small-scale fishermen affected due to illegal methods of fishing used in the sea close to Trincomalee”, was proposed by the Hon. Nihal Galappaththi, M.P.
The Parliament was, adjourned at 1846 Hrs. until 1300 Hrs. on Tuesday, the 26th of September, 2017.
* This is an unedited version. For the official record of this day's proceedings, please refer the Hansard.