Parliamentary session commences on January 18

The Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake stated that the Adjournment debate on the Statement of Government Policy scheduled to be presented by the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on January 18, will be held on January 19 and 20.
Accordingly, the Adjournment debate by the Government 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 the Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana together with party leaders and Members of Parliament this 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 pm.
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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