This week’s Parliament proceedings have been reduced to two days taking into consideration the fuel shortage in the country.
Accordingly, Parliament will convene only today (21) and tomorrow (22).
The decision was reached at the party leaders’ meeting held this afternoon.
Parliament was due to meet from today till Friday this week with several draft bills on the agenda and Friday allocated for the second day of the vote of condolence for the late Amarakeerthi Athukorala.
Parliament is debating the Industrial Disputes (Special Provisions) Bill today while time has been allotted from 4.30pm to 4.50pm for questions at the adjournment time.
The Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Bill and the Code of Civil Procedure (Amendment) Bill will also be passed without a debate today.
The debate on the prevailing issues of the health sector will be held tomorrow on a motion moved by the Opposition.
The adjournment debate on the first report of the Committee on Public Enterprises pertaining to the second session of the Ninth Parliament, which was tabled in Parliament on the 8th of March, was due to take place on the 23rd between 11am and 5.30pm.
Meanwhile, due to the opposition boycotting this week’s sittings, the independent members of the Parliament decided to move the adjournment motion pertaining to the prevailing health issues the country which was scheduled to be moved by the Opposition, for debate tomorrow (22).
Following the adjournment tomorrow, Parliament will re-convene on Monday, the 4th of July.