This week’s Parliamentary proceedings will commence today.
Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake said Leader of the House, Minister Dinesh Gunawardena informed the Committee on Parliamentary Business chaired by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, that the Appropriation Bill for the year 2022 is due to be presented to Parliament this week.
Today has been set aside as a special sitting day for Questions for Oral Answers.
The Secretary General further stated time has been set aside from 10am to 4.30pm for 40 questions to be taken up in Parliament, which were postponed due to various reasons.
Meanwhile, Parliament will convene tomorrow at 10am and from 11am to 4.30pm Regulations & Order under the Value Added Tax Act, Regulations & Order under the Inland Revenue Act, an Order under the Finance Act are to be approved post-debate.
The Petroleum Resources Bill (Second Reading) will be taken up for debate on Wednesday, from 11am to 4.30pm. On Thursday from 11am to 4.30pm the Registration of Electors (Amendment) Bill (Second Reading), Employees’ Provident Fund (Amendment) Bill (Second Reading), an Order under the Employees Provident Fund is scheduled to be taken up for debate.
The Adjournment debate on the Mid-Year Financial Position Report for the year 2021 will be taken up for debate on Friday, from 11am to 4.30pm.
Time has also been allotted from Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 11am for Questions for Oral Answers.
Time has also been allotted for Questions at the Adjournment Time from Tuesday to Thursday from 4.30pm to 4.50pm.
The Motion at the Adjournment Time by the Government will be tomorrow and on Thursday from 4.50pm to 5.30pm while the Motion at the Adjournment Time by the Opposition will be on Wednesday.