First Parliament Sittings for 2021 on January 5

Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake announced that the first sittings of the 9th Parliament for 2021 will convene from January 5 to 8, as decided at the Committee on Parliamentary Business held today (30).

The Committee on Parliamentary Business chaired by the Deputy Chairperson of Committees Angajan Ramanathan also decided to permit the media to enter Parliament for covering Parliamentary proceedings.

Accordingly, journalists will be allowed to enter the premises subjected to COVID-19 health regulations.

Leader of the House Dinesh Gunawardena, Ministers Johnston Fernando, Dullas Alahapperuma, Douglas Devananda, Nimal Siripala de Silva and Ali Sabry PC, Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kiriella and MPs
Rauff Hakeem, Anura Kumara Dissanayake, Dilan Perera and Mano Ganesan were present at this meeting.

Accordingly, Parliament will convene from January 5 (Tuesday) to January 7 (Thursday) from 10.00am to 4.30pm and on January 9 (Friday) from 9:30am to 4:30pm.

The Motion at the Adjournment Time by the Government will be taken up on the 5th and the 7th respectively from 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

The Motion at the Adjournment Time by the Opposition to be taken up on January 6 will be held at 4.30 whilst the Adjournment Debate by the Opposition on the current situation in the country is scheduled to be held from 10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. on January 8.

Time has been alloted from 9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. on the same day for Questions for Oral Answers presented by the MPs.

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