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Business of the House for October 10, 2018

Date : 10-10-2018

The Hon. J. M. Ananda Kumarasiri, the Deputy Speaker and the Chair of Committees took the Chair.


Announcements by the Speaker

‘A’ :  Meeting of the Committee on Parliamentary Business


Presentation of Papers

(i)    Annual Report of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation for the year 2015
(ii)    Annual Report of the Open University of Sri Lanka for the year 2016
(iii)    Annual Report of the University of Peradeniya for the year 2016
(iv)    Annual Report of the Postgraduate Institute of Management of University of Sri Jayawardenepura for the year 2016
(v)    Annual Report of the National Institute of Language Education and Training for the year 2015

(vi)    Annual Performance Report of the Sri Lanka Customs for the year 2017
(vii)    Annual Performance Report of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce for the year 2017
(viii)    Annual Performance Report of the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development for the year 2016


Presentation of Reports from the Committees

The Report of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Economic Development was presented by the Chairman of the Committee, the Hon. Harshana Rajakaruna.


Presentation of Petitions

(i)    Hon. (Mrs.) Chandrani Bandara
(ii)    Hon. Palitha Kumara Thewarapperuma        -        Three Petitions
(iii)    Hon. Ananda Aluthgamage                   
(iv)    Hon. Wijepala Hettiarachchi

(Petitions stand referred to the Committee on Public Petitions)


Questions to the Prime Minister

Four Questions were asked by following Members of Parliament:-

(i)    Hon. Roshan Ranasinghe
(ii)    Hon. S. M. Marikkar  
(iii)    Hon. I. Charles Nirmalanathan
(iv)    Hon. Anura Dissanayaka


Questions under Standing Order 27(2) of the Parliament

(i)    The Hon. Douglas Devananda

Handing over of lands to people resided at Semmalai in Mullaitivu district

Hon. Ajith Mannapperuma, Deputy Minister of Environment replied to the above Question.

(ii)    The Hon. Anura Dissanayaka

ICC investigation regarding match fixing in Sri Lanka Cricket

Hon. Faiszer Musthapha, Minister of Provincial Councils, Local Government and Sports replied to the above Question.


Ministerial Statements

(i)    Minister of Higher Education & Cultural Affairs, the Hon. (Dr.) Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe made a Ministerial Statement regarding the destruction of archaeological sites and artifacts.

(ii)    Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade, the Hon. Malik Samarawickrama made a Ministerial Statement regarding the social media attack on him.


Main Business of the House for Today

Office for Reparations Bill

Division was taken at the Second Reading (59 in favour; 43 against) and passed by the House with amendments.


Motion at the Adjournment Time

Motion at the Adjournment Time on “Acquisition of land for the proposed City of Technology project” was proposed by the Hon. (Dr.) Nalinda Jayathissa.


The Parliament was, thereafter adjourned at 1923 Hrs. until 1000 Hrs. on Thursday 11th October 2018.

 

 

 

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

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