The Hon. J. M. Ananda Kumarasiri, the Deputy Speaker and the Chair of Committees took the Chair.
Announcements by the Speaker
‘A’ : Meeting of the Committee on Parliamentary Business
Presentation of Papers
(i) Annual Report of the National Procurement Commission for the year 2016
(ii) Annual Report of the Institute of Post Harvest Technology for the year 2015
(iii) Annual Report of the Sri Lanka Tea Board for the year 2016
(iv) Annual Report of the Condominium Management Authority for the year 2013
(v) Annual Performance Report of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Research for the year 2017
(vi) Performance Report of the Department of Immigration & Emigration for the year 2017
Reports on the Submission of observations and steps taken in terms of the Standing Order No. 119(4) of the Parliament with regard to the Report presented to Parliament by the Committee on Public Accounts regarding the performance of the;
(vii) Ministry of Mahaweli Development & Environment in the year 2016
(viii) Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs, Department of National Planning, Department of Food Commissioner and Department of Census & Statics in the year 2016
(ix) Ministry of Buddhasasana and Department of Buddhist Affairs in the year 2016
(x) Ministry of Science, Technology, Research, Skills Development & Vocational Training and Kandyan Heritage in the year 2016
(xi) Ministry of City Planning and Water Supply in the year 2016
(xii) Parliament of Sri Lanka in the year 2016
(xiii) Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the year 2016
(xiv) Ministry of Ports and Shipping in the year 2016
(xv) Ministry of Home Affairs, District Secretariats of Kilinochchi, Vavuniya, Mulathivu, Kaluthara, Jaffna, Ampara, Galle, Anuradhapura, Matara, Mannar, Hambanthota, Puttalam, Nuwera Eliya, Gampaha, Trincomalee, Matale, Kandy, Badulla, Kurunegala, Batticaloa, Monaragala, Polonnaruwa, Kegalle and Ratnapura in the year 2016
(xvi) Ministry of Internal Affairs & Wayamba Development, Department of Immigration and Emigration, Department of Registration of Persons and Department of Government Printing in the year 2016
(xvii) Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy in the year 2016
(xviii) Ministry of Social Empowerment and Department of Samurdhi Development in the year 2016
(xix) Ministry of Housing and Construction and Department of Buildings in the year 2016
(xx) Lands and Parliamentary Reforms, Department of Land Commissioner General, Department of Land Title Settlement, Department of Survey and Department of Land Use Policy Planning in the year 2016
(xxi) Ministry of Women and Child Affairs and Department of Probation and Child Care Services in the year 2016
(xxii) Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement & Hindu Religious Affairs and Department of Hindu Religious & Cultural Affairs in the year 2016
(xxiii) Ministry of Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure and Ministry of Foreign Employment in the year 2016
(xxiv) Ministry of Social Welfare and Primary Industries, Department of Export Agriculture and Department of Social Services in the year 2016
(xxv) Ministry of Development Strategies & International Trade and Department of Import and Export Control in the year 2016
(xxvi) Ministry of Sustainable Development and Wildlife, Ministry of Regional Development, Department of National Zoological Gardens, Department of Wildlife Conservation and Department of National Botanical Gardens in the year 2016
(xxvii) Ministry of Labour & Trade Union Relations, Department of Labour and Department of Manpower & Employment in the year 2016
(xxviii) Regulations made by the Minister of Home Affairs under Section 7 read with Section 8 of the Notary Ordinance (Chapter 207) and published in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 1977/16 of 27th July 2016
(xxix) Regulation made by the Minister of Provincial Councils, Local Government and Sports under Section 41 of the Sports Law No.25 of 1973 and published in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 2073/15 of 31st May 2018
Presentation of Reports from the Committees
The Report of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Health and Human Welfare, Social Empowerment was presented by the Hon. Mylvaganam Thilakarajah, member of the Committee on behalf of the Chairman of the Committee.
Presentation of Petitions
(i) Hon. J. C. Alawathuwala
(ii) Hon. Susantha Punchinilame
(iii) Hon. M. S. Thowfeek
(iv) Hon. Lakshman Ananda Wijemanne
(v) Hon. Mayantha Dissanayake
(vi) Hon. Sandith Samarasinghe
(Petitions stands referred to the Committee on Public Petitions)
Questions under Standing Order 27(2) of the Parliament
The Hon. Douglas Devananda
Increase of Railway fares
The Hon. Nimal Siripala de Silva, the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation replied to the above Question.
Presentation of Bills
(i) The Hon. Nimal Siripala de Silva, the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation presented the Bill entitled
“Carriage By Air”
to give effect to the convention for the unification of certain rules for International Carriage by Air; and to provide for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.
(ii) The Hon. Lakshman Kiriella, the Leader of the House of Parliament presented the Bill entitled
“Institute of Personnel Management, Sri Lanka (Amendment)”
to amend the Institute of Personnel Management, Sri Lanka Law, No. 24 of 1976.
Main Business of the House for Today
Report of the Delimitation Committee for the Delimitation of Electorates in Provincial Councils
Division was taken (No votes in favour; 139 against) and not approved by the House.
Announcement was made by the Speaker on the retirement of the Serjeant-at-Arms and appreciated his service by the Parliament.
The Parliament was, thereafter adjourned at 1930 Hrs. until 1300 Hrs. on Tuesday 4th September 2018.
* This is an unedited version. For the official record of this day's proceedings, please refer the Hansard.