The Hon. J. M. Ananda Kumarasiri, the Deputy Speaker and the Chair of Committees took the Chair.
Announcements by the Speaker
‘A’ : Appointment of Members to serve in the Select Committee of Parliament to study and report to Parliament its recommendations to ensure Communal and Religious Harmony in Sri Lanka
Presentation of Papers by the Speaker
• The Fourth Instalment – Part XII of the Report of the Auditor–General for the Financial Year 2015;
• The First Instalment – Parts XX, XXI, XXIII and XXIV, Fourth Instalment – Parts V and VII and Sixth Instalment – Part XIII of the Report of the Auditor–General for the Financial Year 2016; and
• The First Instalment – Part I and Tenth Instalment – Parts XIV and XV of the Report of the Auditor–General for the Financial Year 2017
in terms of Article 154(6) of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Presentation of Papers
(i) Note on Supplementary Allocations from the Supplementary Support Services and Contingent Liabilities Project appearing under Expenditure Head No. 240 of the Department of National Budget for the period from 01.07.2018 to 15.08.2018 under Section 6 (1) of the Appropriation Act, No. 30 of 2017
(ii) 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 Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture and Department of Agrarian Development in the year 2016
Questions under Standing Order 27(2) of the Parliament
The Hon. Douglas Devananda
Drought situation in the country
Ministerial Consultative Committees
House agreed to the Motion moved by the Hon. Lakshman Kiriella, the Leader of the House of Parliament, that notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No.112 of the Parliament and the resolutions adopted by Parliament on 20th June 2018 and 17th July 2018, the Ministerial Consultative Committee on Defence and the Ministerial Consultative Committee on National Policies and Economic Affairs shall consist of eleven (11) Members.
Main Business of the House for Today
The following Items (appearing as Item Nos. 32 to 34 of today’s Order Paper) were passed by the House-
(i) Determination under the Constitution
(ii) Medical (Amendment) Bill - with amendments
(iii) Regulations under the National Medicines Regulatory Authority Act
Adjournment Motion on “Procedures for Diplomats (foreign and local) organizing visits and functions” was proposed by the Hon. Bimal Rathnayake.
The Parliament was, thereafter adjourned at 1822 Hrs. until 1300 Hrs. on Tuesday 18th September 2018.
* This is an unedited version. For the official record of this day's proceedings, please refer the Hansard.