COLOMBO (NewsRadio); Parliament is scheduled to convene once again this morning.
Parliament will meet for the third sitting day of the second sitting week of February at 9.30am.
Parliament is scheduled to debate the President’s order under the Essential Public Services Act during today’s sitting.
The decision was taken, when the Committee on Parliamentary Business chaired by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena convened on Tuesday.
Accordingly, the debate will be held from 9.30am to 5pm.
According to the powers vested with the President in terms of the Essential Public Service Act No. 61 of 1979, the proclamation was published in Gazette No. 2319/80 of 17th of February.
Accordingly, all services connected to the supply of electricity, the supply or distribution of petroleum products and fuel and health services were declared as essential services.
Subsequently, two private member Bills, namely; Institution of Building Services Engineering & Technology of Sri Lanka (Incorporation) Bill and the Rathanatissa Peace Foundation (Incorporation) Bill are scheduled to be directed to the Legislative Standing Committee following its Second Reading.
Meanwhile, the Motion at the Adjournment Time by the Opposition is scheduled from 5pm to 5.30pm today.