The Hon. Karu Jayasuriya, the Speaker took the Chair.
Presentation of Papers by the Speaker
The Performance Report of the Finance Commission for the First quarter (01.01.2018 - 31.03.2018) of 2018 in terms of Article 41B (6) of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Presentation of Papers
(i) Annual Performance Report and Accounts of the District Secretariat - Polonnaruwa for the year 2017
(ii) Performance Report of the Sri Lanka Police for the year 2017
(iii) Order made by the Minister of Higher Education & Cultural Affairs under Section 20(4)(b) of the Universities Act, No. 16 of 1978, with regard to the appointment of a Competent Authority in lieu of Vice-Chancellor of South Eastern University and published in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 2076/13 of 19th June 2018
Presentation of Reports from the Committees
(i) The Report of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Reconciliation and North and East Reconstruction was presented by the Hon. Karunarathna Paranawithana, member of the Committee on behalf of the Chairman of the Committee, the Hon. Mavai S. Senathirajah.
(ii) The Report of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Health and Human Welfare, Social Empowerment was presented by the Hon. Mylvaganam Thilakarajah on behalf of the Chairman of the Committee.
Questions under Standing Order 27(2) of the Parliament
(i) The Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena
Threat for media
Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Prime Minister and Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs replied to the above Question.
(ii) The Hon. Douglas Devananda
Development plan of Mullaitivu area
Minister of Post, Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs, the Hon. Abdul Haleem made a Ministerial Statement regarding the Haj pilgrimage
The Privilege motion that the question of privilege arising out of the matter raised by Hon. (Dr.) Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, M.P. on 22nd June, 2018 in Parliament to the effect that his privileges have been infringed, moved by the Hon Chief Government Whip, was referred to the Committee on Ethics and Privileges under Standing Order No. 118 of the Parliament.
Adjournment Motion on “Provincial Council Elections and Electoral System” was proposed by the Hon. M. A. Sumanthiran.
The Parliament was, thereafter adjourned at 1830 Hrs. until 1300 Hrs. on Tuesday 17th July 2018.
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