Parliament is scheduled to convene on Thursday the 21st and Friday the 22nd next week.
Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake said the decision was reached at a meeting of the Committee on Parliamentary Business Chaired by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena last week.
Accordingly, 10am to 11am has been allocated for questions for oral answers.
On the 21st of October 11am to 3pm has been allocated for a debate on the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Bill, Regulations under the Civil Procedure Code, Youthful Offenders (Training Schools) (Amendment) Bill and the Penal Code (Amendment) Bill. 3pm to 6pm has been allocated for the Adjournment Debate on current issues pertaining to fertilisers as per a motion moved by the Opposition.
Two orders under the Strategic Development Projects Act will be debated on Friday, from 11am to noon.
Subsequently, the Adjournment Motion moved by the government on the COPE Reports presented to Parliament on the 10th of March and the 6th of April will be taken up for debate from noon to 5.30pm.
Meanwhile, the proposed amendments to Standing Orders to be made by the Committee on Standing Orders were tabled for the information of the Members of the Committee on Parliamentary Business and it was agreed to discuss this in future.
The Committee also emphasized the need to conclude questions for oral answers at 11am and the time allotted for questions under Standing Order 27(2) at 11.15am.
The Committee also discussed the possibility of opening the Public Gallery in Parliament and it was decided to consider the re-opening in future subject to health guidelines.