Business of the House for January 24, 2018

Date : 24-01-2018

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

Announcements by the Speaker

‘A’ :  Meeting of the Committee on Parliamentary Business 

Presentation of Papers by the Speaker

•    The First Instalment – Parts XV and XVI  of the Report of the Auditor–General for the Financial Year 2014;
•    The First Instalment – Parts IV  and XXV, Fifth Instalment – Part I and Sixth Instalment – Parts XIII and XIV of the Report of the Auditor–General for the Financial Year 2015; and
•    The First Instalment – Parts IV and V of the Report of the Auditor–General for the Financial Year 2016;

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

Presentation of Papers

Annual Reports of the;
(i)    Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration (Ombudsman) for the year 2015
(ii)    Tourism Development Fund for the year 2015
(iii)    Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority for the year 2015
(iv)    Industrial Technology Institute for the year 2015
(v)    National Science and Technology Commission for the year 2015
(vi)    Sri Lanka Standards Institution for the year 2015
(vii)    Lanka Leyland (Private) Limited for the year ended 31st March 2015
(viii)    National Aquaculture Development Authority of Sri Lanka for the year 2015
(ix)    Kurunegala Plantations Limited for the year 2015
(x)    Sri Lanka Institute of Printing for the year 2014

Annual Performance Reports of the;
(xi)    Ministry of Higher Education and Highways for the year 2016
(xii)    District Secretariat—Gampaha for the year 2016

Presentation of Petitions

Hon. Buddhika Pathirana                -            Thirteen Petitions

(Petitions stands referred to the Committee on Public Petitions)

Questions under Standing Order 23(2) of the Parliament

(i)    The Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena

Resolution of National Government formation and number of Ministers

(ii)    The Hon. Anura Dissanayaka

Kataragama Police shooting

Hon. Piyasena Gamage, State Minister of Law and Order replied to the above Question.

Ministerial Statements

Minister of Disaster Management, the Hon. Anura Priyadharshana Yapa replied to the Question raised by the Hon. Douglas Devananda under the Standing Order 23(2) of the Parliament on 07.12.2017 regarding Issuing of weather forecast announcements in Tamil by the Meteorology Department

Main Business of the House for Today

Fisheries (Regulation of Foreign Fishing Boats) (Amendment) Bill

was passed by the House with amendments.

Motion at the Adjournment Time

Motion at the Adjournment Time on “Details of ‘1000 Bridges' program in Northern Province” was proposed by the Hon. S. Shritharan.

The Parliament was, thereafter adjourned at 1652 Hrs. until 1000 Hrs. on Monday 19th February 2018.




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


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