The Hon. Karu Jayasuriya, the Speaker took the Chair.
Official Oath or Affirmation by New Members
The Hon. Seeni Mohamed Mohamed Ismail was sworn in as a Member of Parliament before the Hon. Speaker to fill the vacancy caused by reason of the resignation of the Hon. Mohamed Navavi.
Presentation of Papers by the Speaker
• The First Instalment – Part XXVII, Fifth instalment – Part VIII and Sixth Instalment – Parts XV, XVIII and XXI of the Report of the Auditor–General for the Financial Year 2015; and • The First Instalment – Part XIX, Fourth Instalment – Part IV and Sixth Instalment– Part IV 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
(Petitions stands referred to the Committee on Public Petitions)
Questions under Standing Order 27(2) of the Parliament
The Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena
TNL TV transmission tower at Polgahawela sealed by TRC
Presentation of Bills
The Hon. (Dr.) Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, the Minister of Higher Education & Cultural Affairs presented the Bill entitled
“General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (Special Provisions)”
to lay down the national policy relating to the absorption of students registered with the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine to the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University established under the Sri John Kotelawala Defence University Act, No.68 of 1981 and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto
Main Business of the House for Today
National Defence Fund (Amendment) Bill
was passed by the House with amendments.
Motion at the Adjournment Time
Motion at the Adjournment Time on “Financial crisis faced by Rural Banks in Habaraduwa and other areas” was proposed by the Hon. (Dr.) Ramesh Pathirana.
The Parliament was, thereafter adjourned at 1909 Hrs. until 1300 Hrs. on Tuesday 19th June 2018.
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