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Business of the House for September 18, 2018

Date : 18-09-2018

The Hon. Karu Jayasuriya, the Speaker took the Chair.


Announcements by the Speaker

‘A’ :  Receipt of the copies of petitions filed at the Supreme Court
‘B’ :  Regarding the Ministerial Consultative Committees
‘C’ :  Regarding the Quorum of Parliament
‘D’ :  Regarding the Questions for Oral Answers
‘E’ :  Appointment of Members to serve in the Committees of Parliament
‘F’ :  Appointment of a Member to serve in the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Women and Gender

Replacement Members to serve in the following Sectoral Oversight Committees -
‘G’ :  Agriculture and Lands
‘H’ :  Reconciliation and North & East Reconstruction
‘I’ :  International Relations

‘J’ :  Appointment of a Member to serve in the Ministerial Consultative Committee on Water Supply and City Planning
‘K’ : Appointment of Members to serve in the Ministerial Consultative Committees
‘L’ : Appointment of Members to serve in the Legislative Standing Committee
‘M’ : Appointment of Members to serve in the Backbencher Committee
‘N’ :  Appointment of a Member to serve in the Committee on Standing Orders
‘O’ :  Appointment of Members to serve in the Committee on Public Finance
‘P’ :  Appointment of Members to serve in the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Economic Development
‘Q’ :  Replacement Member to serve in the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Transport and Communication
‘R’ :  Appointment of a Member to serve in the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Agriculture and Lands
‘S’ :  Appointment of a Member to serve in the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Youth, Sports, Arts and Heritage


Presentation of Papers by the Speaker

•    The Ninth Instalment – Part VIII of the Report of the Auditor–General for the Financial Year 2015; and
•    The Second Instalment – Part XXI, Third Instalment – Part IX and Ninth Instalment – Part VI of the Report of the Auditor–General for the Financial Year 2016

in terms of Article 154(6) of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka


Presentation of Papers

(i)     Annual Report of the Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation Ltd. for the year 2015
(ii)    Annual Report of the Paddy Marketing Board for the year 2013
(iii)   Annual Report of the Agricultural and Agrarian Insurance Board for the year 2016
(iv)    Annual Report and Accounts of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka for the year 2016
(v)    Annual Report of the Uva Wellassa University for the year 2016
(vi)    Annual Report and Annual Accounts of the Institute of Human Resource Advancement of University of Colombo for the year 2016
(vii)    Annual Report of the University of Colombo School of Computing for the year 2016
(viii)    Twelveth Annual Report of the National Centre for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences for the year 2016
(ix)    Annual Report and Statement of Accounts of the University Moratuwa for the year 2016
(x)    Annual Report of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine for the year 2016
(xi)    Annual Report of the Institute of Indigenous Medicine of University of Colombo for the year 2016

(xii)    Annual Performance Report of the Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure for the year 2017
(xiii)    Annual Performance Report of the Ministry of Primary Industries for the year 2017

(xiv)    Report on the Submission of observations and steps taken in terms of the Standing Order No. 119(4) of the Parliament with regard to the Report presented to Parliament by the Committee on Public Accounts regarding the performance of the Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration in the year 2016
(xv)    Report on the Submission of observations and steps taken in terms of the Standing Order No. 119(4) of the Parliament with regard to the Report presented to Parliament by the Committee on Public Accounts regarding the performance of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka in the year 2016
(xvi)    Report on the Submission of observations and steps taken in terms of the Standing Order No. 119(4) of the Parliament with regard to the Report presented to Parliament by the Committee on Public Accounts  regarding the performance of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce in the year 2016
(xvii)    Report on the Submission of observations and steps taken in terms of the Standing Order No. 119(4) of the Parliament with regard to the Report presented to Parliament by the Committee on Public Accounts  regarding the performance of the Ministry of Justice and Prison Reforms, Department of Court Administration, Attorney General’s Department, Legal Draftman’s Department, Department of Prison, Department of Government Analyst, Supreme Court Registrar’s Department, Department of Law Commission, Department of Public Trustee, Department of Community Based Corrections and Department of Debt Conciliation Board in the year 2016

(xviii)    Regulations made by the  Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade under Section 20 read with Section 4(3) and Section 14 of the Imports and Exports (Control) Act, No. 1 of 1969 amended by Acts, No. 48 of 1985 and No. 28 of 1987  relating to Imports and Exports (Control) regulations and published in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 2083/37 of 10th August 2018


Presentation of Reports from the Committees

(i)    The Report of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Transport and Communication was presented by the Chairman of the Committee, the Hon. Chamal Rajapaksa.
(ii)    The Report of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education and Human Resources Development was presented by the Chairman of the Committee, the Hon. Vadivel Suresh.


Presentation of Petitions

(i)    Hon. Lasantha Alagiyawanna
(ii)    Hon. Edward Gunasekara                    
(iii)    Hon. S. M. Chandrasena                    
(iv)    Hon. Susantha Punchinilame         -         Two Petitions
(v)    Hon. (Dr.) Nalinda Jayathissa        -         Five Petitions
(vi)    Hon. Sandith Samarasinghe

(Petitions stands referred to the Committee on Public Petitions)


Questions under Standing Order 27(2) of the Parliament

The Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena

Plot to assassinate the President

Hon. R. M. Ranjith Madduma Bandara, Minister of Public Administration & Management and Law & Order replied to the above Question.


Main Business of the House for Today

The following Items (appearing as Item Nos. 1 and 2 of today’s Order Paper) were passed by the House-

(i)    Carriage By Air Bill
(ii)    Regulations under the Civil Aviation Act


The Parliament was, thereafter adjourned at 1803 Hrs. until 1300 Hrs. on Wednesday 19th September 2018.

 

 

 

*  This is an unedited version. For the official record of this day's proceedings, please refer the Hansard.

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