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This week in Parliament (Second Sitting Week of August)

A summarisation of the proceedings of the House during the Second Sitting Week for the month of August 2014.

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Parliament.lk crowned as the “Best Government Website”

Parliament of Sri Lanka’s official website was once again crowned as the "Best Sri Lankan Government Website" at the "Best Sri Lankan Website (BestWeb) 2014" awards ceremony held at the Cinnamon Grand, Colombo, on the 7th of August 2014.

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Monthly Report of the Consultative Committees (May – 2014)

Matters discussed at the Consultative Committees held in the month of May 2014.

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Ambassador of Vietnam visits Parliament

His Excellency Mr. Ton Sinh Thanh, Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam visited Parliament on the 10th of July to pay a farewell call on the Hon. Speaker. He is scheduled to leave Sri Lanka on the first week of August 2014 on completion of his assignment as the Ambassador.

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Visit of Parliamentary delegation to Australia

A delegation from the Sri Lanka Parliament visited Australia between 22nd and 28th of June 2014. During the visit they met many diplomats including several ministers. They also met with the Australia - Sri Lanka Parliamentary Friendship Group.

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  • This week in Parliament (Second Sitting Week of August)

    A summarisation of the proceedings of the House during the Second Sitting Week for the month of August 2014.

    Read More...

  • Parliament.lk crowned as the “Best Government Website”

    Parliament of Sri Lanka’s official website was once again crowned as the "Best Sri Lankan Government Website" at the "Best Sri Lankan Website (BestWeb) 2014" awards ceremony held at the Cinnamon Grand, Colombo, on the 7th of August 2014.

    Read More...

  • Monthly Report of the Consultative Committees (May – 2014)

    Matters discussed at the Consultative Committees held in the month of May 2014.

    Download the Report

  • Ambassador of Vietnam visits Parliament

    His Excellency Mr. Ton Sinh Thanh, Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam visited Parliament on the 10th of July to pay a farewell call on the Hon. Speaker. He is scheduled to leave Sri Lanka on the first week of August 2014 on completion of his assignment as the Ambassador.

    More...

  • Visit of Parliamentary delegation to Australia

    A delegation from the Sri Lanka Parliament visited Australia between 22nd and 28th of June 2014. During the visit they met many diplomats including several ministers. They also met with the Australia - Sri Lanka Parliamentary Friendship Group.

    Read More...


Mr. Sam Wijesinha passes away

01-09-2014
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A prominent public servant and a former Secretary General of Parliament Mr. Sam Wijesinha passed away at the age of 93.   Mr. Wijesinha was the Secretary General of Parliament from 1964 to 1981 and then he was appointed as the first Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration (Ombudsman) and served in this post for 10 years.   Mr. Wijesinha joined the Ceylon Law College and did his London degree and also sat for the C. C. S. in 1945. He started his career at the Attorney General’s Department in 1948 as a state counsel and held posts in several international organisations, including the International Parliamentary Association, Commonwealth Parliamentary Union and Asian Parliamentary Union.   Mr. Wijesinha was the father of three, including the Member of Parliament, Hon. Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha.   His funeral will take place at 4.30pm at the General Cemetery, Kanatte today.
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01-09-2014 Mr. Sam Wijesinha passes away
08-08-2014 “BestWeb 2014” Awards Ceremony
24-07-2014 parliament.lk is the Best Government W...
11-07-2014 Ambassador of Vietnam visits Parliamen...
09-07-2014 Visit of Parliamentary delegation to A...
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Business of the House for August 22, 2014

22-08-2014
Presentation of Papers Annual Reports of the; (i) Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education for the year 2011(ii) National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka for the year 2011(iii) Sri Lanka Accreditation Board for Conformity Assessment for the year 2012(iv) Sri Lanka Inventors Commission for the year 2012(v) Annual Performance Report of the Ministry of Plantation Industries for the year 2013Vote of Condolence on the late Hon. (Prof.) A. V. Suraweera, ex-Member of Parliament, was taken up and completed.Motion at the Adjournment Time Motion at the Adjournme...
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22-08-2014 Business of the House for August 22, 201...
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20-08-2014 Business of the House for August 20, 201...
19-08-2014 Business of the House for August 19, 201...
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Business for September first Sitting Week

26-08-2014
The Committee on Parliamentary Business which met on August 22nd, 2014 discussed the Business of the House for the First Sitting week for the month of September 2014 and agreed as follows:-
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05-08-2014 Business for August first Sitting Week
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This week in Parliament (August second Sitting Week)

25-08-2014
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  19 August 2014The Regulations made by the Minister of Justice under the Partition Law, No. 21 of 1977 were debated and passed. These new Regulations are cited as the Part...
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25-08-2014 This week in Parliament (August second S...
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Act No. Act Title Third Reading Certified Date
30/2014 Roman Catholic Archbishop and Bishops of Ceylon (Amendment) 2014-08-08 2014-08-21
25/2014 Institute of Fundamental Studies, Sri Lanka (Amendment) 2014-07-11 2014-08-08
26/2014 Prescription (Amendment) 2014-07-24 2014-08-08
24/2014 Lakshman Wasantha Perera Community Development Foundation (Incorporation) 2014-07-11 2014-07-23
23/2014 Nimal Siripala de Silva Foundation (Incorporation) 2014-07-11 2014-07-23

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