The Hon. Karu Jayasuriya, the Speaker took the Chair.
Announcements by the Speaker
‘A’ : Replacement of Members to serve in the Chairman’s Panel
Presentation of Reports from the Committees
(i) The Report of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education and Human Resources Development was presented by the Chairman of the Committee, the Hon. Vadivel Suresh.
(ii) The Report of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Economic Development was presented by the Chairman of the Committee, the Hon. J. M. Ananda Kumarasiri.
Presentation of Petitions
(i) Hon. T. B. Ekanayake - Two Petitions
(ii) Hon. Buddhika Pathirana
(Petitions stands referred to the Committee on Public Petitions)
Votes of Condolence
Votes of Condolence on the following Ex-Members of Parliament were taken up and completed:-
(i) The Late Hon. S. Alavi Mowlana
(ii) The Late Hon. Karuppaiah Velayudam
(iii) The Late Hon. Suranimal Rajapaksa
(iv) The Late Hon. U. B. Wijekoon
Questions of Privilege
Hon. Faizal Cassim
Tarnishing the image of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress
Presentation of Bills
The Hon. Gayantha Karunatileka, the Chief Government Whip presented the following Bills entitled-
(i) Penal Code (Amendment) - to amend the Penal Code (Chapter 19)
(ii) Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) - to amend the Code of Criminal Procedure Act, No.15 of 1979
The Parliament was, thereafter adjourned at 1734 Hrs. until 1030 Hrs. on Thursday 19th April 2018.
* This is an unedited version. For the official record of this day's proceedings, please refer the Hansard.