The Hon. Karu Jayasuriya, the Speaker took the Chair.
Announcements by the Speaker
‘A’ : Question of privilege raised by the Hon. (Dr.) Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, MP
‘B’ : Meeting of the Committee on Parliamentary Business
Presentation of Papers
(i) Performance Report of the Department of Public Enterprises for the year of 2017
(ii) Performance Report of the Ministry of Hill Country New Villages, Infrastructure and Community Development for the year of 2017
(iii) Annual Performance Report of the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade for the year of 2017
(iv) Annual Report of the Water Resources Board for the year of 2015
Presentation of Reports from the Committees
The Report of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Internal Administration and Public Management was presented by the Hon. Nihal Galappaththi, member of the Committee on behalf of the Chairman of the Committee, the Hon. Gamini Lokuge.
Presentation of Petitions
(i) Hon. Duminda Dissanayake - Three Petitions
(ii) Hon. Dilip Wedaarachchi - Three Petitions
(iii) Hon. Buddhika Pathirana - Three Petitions
(iv) Hon. Salinda Dissanayake
(v) Hon. Sunil Handunnetti
(vi) Hon. Anuradha Jayaratne - Two Petitions
(Petitions stands referred to the Committee on Public Petitions)
Prime Minister and Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs, the Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe made a Ministerial Statement regarding the Hambantota port deal with China
The Privilege motion that the question of privilege arising out of the matter raised by Hon. Ajith P. Perera, M.P. on 04th July, 2018 in Parliament to the effect that privileges of the Members of Parliament have been infringed, moved by the Hon Chief Government Whip, was referred to the Committee on Ethics and Privileges under Standing Order No. 118 of the Parliament.
Main Business of the House for Today
National Audit Bill
was passed by the House with amendments.
Motion at the Adjournment Time
Motion at the Adjournment Time on “Preventing the sale of Mattala International Airport” was proposed by the Hon. Kanaka Herath.
The Parliament was, thereafter adjourned at 1947 Hrs. until 1000 Hrs. on Friday 6th July 2018.
* This is an unedited version. For the official record of this day's proceedings, please refer the Hansard.