The Hon. Karu Jayasuriya, the Speaker took the Chair.
Announcements by the Speaker
‘A’ : Conduct of MPP in the House
‘B’ : Endorsement of the certificate on a Bill under Article 79 of the Constitution
Presentation of Papers
(i) Annual Report of the Sri Lankan Airlines for the year 2016/17
(ii) Annual Report of the Department of Debt Conciliation Board for the year 2017
(iii) Annual Report of the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka for the year 2016
(iv) Annual Performance Report of the Ministry of Plantation Industries for the year 2017
Presentation of Reports from the Committees
The Report of the Public Finance was presented by the Chairman of the Committee, the Hon. M. A. Sumanthiran.
Presentation of Petitions
(i) Hon. S. B. Nawinne
(ii) Hon. Piyankara Jayaratne
(iii) Hon. Hector Appuhamy
(Petitions stands referred to the Committee on Public Petitions)
Questions to the Prime Minister
Four Questions were asked by following Members of Parliament:-
(i) Hon. S. M. Marikkar
(ii) Hon. Dullas Alahapperuma
(iii) Hon. I. Charles Nirmalanathan
(iv) Hon. (Dr.) Nalinda Jayathissa
Questions under Standing Order 27(2) of the Parliament
The Hon. Douglas Devananda
Illegal refugees from India
Hon. D. M. Swaminathan, the Minister of Resettlement, Rehabilitation, Northern Development & Hindu Religious Affairs replied to the above Question.
Main Business of the House for Today
The following Items (appearing as Item Nos. 1 to 16 of today’s Order Paper) were passed by the House-
(i) Eight Orders under the Special Commodity Levy Act
(ii) Five Resolutions under the Customs Ordinance
(iii) Order under the Ports and Airports Development Levy Act
(iv) Two Orders under the Excise (Special Provisions) Act
The Parliament was, thereafter adjourned at 1830 Hrs. until 1000 Hrs. on Thursday 5th July 2018.
* This is an unedited version. For the official record of this day's proceedings, please refer the Hansard.