The Hon. J. M. Ananda Kumarasiri, the Deputy Speaker and the Chair of Committees took the Chair.
Presentation of Papers by the Speaker
(i) The Performance Report of the Delimitation Commission for the First quarter of 2018 (01.01.2018 - 31.03.2018) in terms of Article 41B(6) of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka; and
(ii) The Report presented by the National Police Commission for the period 2015-2018 in terms of Article 41B(6) of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Presentation of Papers
(i) Annual Report of the Sugarcane Research Institute for the year 2016
(ii) Performance Report of the Legal Draftman’s Department for the year 2017
Presentation of Reports from the Committees
The Report of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Legal Affairs (anti-corruption) and Media was presented by the Hon. Wijepala Hettiarachchi, member of the Committee on behalf of the Chairman of the Committee, the Hon. Ajith Mannapperuma.
Presentation of Petitions
(i) Hon. Wajira Abeywardana - Two Petitions
(ii) Hon. Navin Dissanayake
(iii) Hon. Buddhika Pathirana - Seven Petitions
(iv) Hon. Sunil Handunnetti
(Petitions stand referred to the Committee on Public Petitions)
Minister of Petroleum Resources Development, the Hon. Arjuna Ranatunga replied to the Question raised by the Hon. Anura Dissanayaka under the Standing Order 27(2) of the Parliament on 21.09.2018 regarding Handing over of Trincomalee oil tank to India.
Main Business of the House for Today
Commissions of Inquiry (Amendment) Bill
Debated and adjourned for a future date.
Adjournment Motion on “150th Birth Anniversary of the late Mahatma Gandhi.” was proposed by the Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe.
The Parliament was, thereafter adjourned at 1740 Hrs. until 1000 Hrs. on Thursday 25th October 2018.
* This is an unedited version. For the official record of this day's proceedings, please refer the Hansard.