The Hon. Karu Jayasuriya, the Speaker took the Chair.
Presentation of Papers
Resolution under Section 10 of the Customs Ordinance (Chapter 235) relating to Import Duties (Gazette Extraordinary No. 2044/31 of 09th November 2017)
Presentation of Reports from the Committees
(i) The Fourth Report (From 24.01.2017 to 24.05.2017) of the Committee on Public Accounts for the First Session of the Eighth Parliament was presented by its Chairman, the Hon. Lasantha Alagiyawanna.
(ii) The Report of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Agriculture and Lands was presented by the Hon. J. M. Ananda Kumarasiri, member of the Committee on behalf of the Chairman of the Committee, the Hon. Vijitha Herath.
(iii) The Report of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education and Human Resources Development was presented by the Hon. (Prof.) Ashu Marasinghe, member of the Committee on behalf of the Chairman of the Committee, the Hon. Vadivel Suresh.
(iv) The Sectoral Oversight Committee on Economic Development was presented by its Chairman, the Hon. J. M. Ananda Kumarasiri.
Presentation of Petitions
(i) Hon. Buddhika Pathirana
(ii) Hon. Namal Rajapaksa - Two Petitions
(iii) Hon. Sujith Sanjaya Perera
(iv) Hon. Imran Maharoof
(v) Hon. Wijepala Hettiarachchi
(Petitions stands referred to the Committee on Public Petitions)
Questions under Standing Order 23(2) of the Parliament
The Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena
Increasing the security of former President Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa
Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister and Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs replied to the above Question.
Prime Minister and Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs, the Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe made a Ministerial Statement regarding the Control of cost of living
Private Members’ Bills
(i) The Hon. Namal Rajapaksa was granted leave to introduce the following Bill, entitled
“Mohan Lanka Foundation (Incorporation)”
(ii) The Hon. K. Kader Masthan was granted leave to introduce the following Bill, entitled
“Ayeshah Education Trust (Incorporation)”
The above Bills were referred to the Minister of Social Empowerment, Welfare and Kandyan Heritage for report to Parliament under Standing Order 47 (5) of the Parliament.
Main Business of the House for Today
(i) Appropriation Bill (2018) - Committee
Today is the Twenty Third Allotted Day of the Appropriation Bill (2018) – “Committee Stage Debate”.
(ii) Two Resolutions under the Strategic Development Projects Act (appearing as Item Nos. 2 and 3 of today’s Order Paper)
Division was taken (72 in favour; 7 against) and resolved by the House.
The Parliament was, thereafter adjourned at 1954 Hrs. until 0930 Hrs. on Saturday 9th December 2017.
* This is an unedited version. For the official record of this day's proceedings, please refer the Hansard.