Debate on President’s Throne Speech on 19,20

Parliament Secretary General Dhammika Dasanayake stated that the Adjournment debate on the Statement of Government Policy presented by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on January 18, will be held on January 19 and 20.

Accordingly, the Adjournment debate will be held on January 19 from 1.00 p. m to 6.00 p.m and January 20 from 10.00 a.m to 6.00 p.m.

The decisions were made at a special meeting held by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana together with Party leaders and Members of Parliament yesterday morning (13) at the Parliament premises, the Secretary General said.

Parliament Sittings have been scheduled for January 21 at 10.00 a.m. Accordingly, the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Bill, Prohibition of Anti-Personnel Mines Bill, Judicature (Amendment) Bill and Civil Procedure Code (Amendment) Bill is scheduled to be taken into debate until 4.30 p.m. The Secretary General further stated that the Sri Shakysinharama Viharastha Karyasadhaka Sanvidanaya (Incorporation) Bill is scheduled to be moved following Government Business.

Time has been allotted from 4.30 p.m to 4.50 p.m for Questions at the Adjournment Time and from 4.50 p.m to 5.30 p.m time has been allotted for the Motion at the Adjournment Time.


by Daily News Sri Lanka

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