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) Sri Lanka Navy for the years 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010
(ii) Ministry of Primary Industries for the year 2016
Annual Reports of the;
(iii) Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka for the year 2016
(iv) Administrative Appeals Tribunal for the year 2016
(v) Board of Investment of Sri Lanka for the years 2013 and 2014
(vi) Resolution on the Order made by the Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade under subsection (4) of Section 3 of the Strategic Development Projects Act, No. 14 of 2008 and published in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 2048/31 of 07th December 2017
(vii) Resolution on the Order made by the Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade under subsection (4) of Section 3 of the Strategic Development Projects Act, No. 14 of 2008 and published in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 2048/32 of 07th December 2017
Presentation of Reports from the Committees
(i) The Report of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Internal Administration and Public Management was presented by the Hon. Nihal Galappaththi, member of the Committee on behalf of the Chairman of the Committee, the Hon. Gamini Lokuge.
(ii) The Report of the Committee on Public Finance was presented by the Hon. Bandula Gunawardana, member of the Committee on behalf of the Chairman of the Committee, the Hon. M. A. Sumanthiran.
Presentation of Petitions
(i) Hon. Karunarathna Paranawithana
(ii) Hon. Bimal Rathnayake
(iii) Hon. Mujibur Rahuman
(iv) Hon. Gnanamuthu Srineshan
(Petitions stands referred to the Committee on Public Petitions)
Questions under Standing Order 23(2) of the Parliament
The Hon. Douglas Devananda
Issuing of weather forecast announcements in Tamil by the Meteorology Department
Minister of Higher Education and Highways, the Hon. Lakshman Kiriella replied to the Question raised by the Hon. Nihal Galappaththi under the Motion at the Adjournment Time on 28.11.2017 regarding the compensation for the people affected due to the construction of Sooriyawewa-Meegahajandura road
Main Business of the House for Today
Appropriation Bill (2018) - Committee
Today is the Twenty Second Allotted Day of the Appropriation Bill (2018) – “Committee Stage Debate”.
The Parliament was, thereafter adjourned at 1926 Hrs. until 0930 Hrs. on Friday 8th December 2017.
* This is an unedited version. For the official record of this day's proceedings, please refer the Hansard.