The Hon. Karu Jayasuriya, the Speaker took the Chair.
Announcements by the Speaker
‘A’ : Endorsement of the certificate on a Bill under Article 79 of the Constitution
‘B’ : Meeting of the Committee on Parliamentary Business
Presentation of Papers
(i) Annual Report of the Regional Development Bank for the year 2016
(ii) Annual Report of the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology of University of Kelaniya for the year 2014
Presentation of Reports from the Committees
The Report of the Committee on Public Finance was presented by the Hon. Douglas Devananda, member of the Committee on behalf of the Chairman of the Committee, the Hon. M. A. Sumanthiran.
Presentation of Petitions
(i) Hon. Wasantha Aluwihare
(ii) Hon. Anura Sidney Jayarathne
(Petitions stands referred to the Committee on Public Petitions)
Questions under Standing Order 27(2) of the Parliament
(i) The Hon. Douglas Devananda
Promotion for Sri Lanka Police women officials
Hon. Nalin Bandara Jayamaha, Deputy Minister of Public Administration & Management and Law & Order replied to the above Question.
(ii) The Hon. Anura Dissanayaka
Issues faced by fishermen due to oil price increase
Hon. Wijith Wijayamuni Zoysa, Minister of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Development and Rural Economic Affairs replied to the above Question.
Main Business of the House for Today
The following Items (appearing as Item Nos. 1 to 5 of today’s Order Paper) were passed by the House-
(i) Order under the Ports and Airports Development Levy Act
(ii) Two Notifications under the Excise Ordinance
(iii) Economic Service Charge (Amendment) Bill - with amendments
(iv) Regulation under the Value Added Tax(Amendment) Act
Adjournment Motion on “Problems in Milk Cows importation project” was proposed by the Hon. (Dr.) Nalinda Jayathissa.
The Parliament was, thereafter adjourned at 1922 Hrs. until 1000 Hrs. on Friday 21st September 2018.
* This is an unedited version. For the official record of this day's proceedings, please refer the Hansard.