Business of the House for October 26, 2018

Date : 26-10-2018

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

Announcements by the Speaker

‘A’ :  Regarding Tamil and English translations of the Final Report of the PRECIFAC
‘B’ :  Regarding security around the Parliament premises on 05th of November 2018

Presentation of Papers by the Speaker

The Performance Report of the Audit Service Commission for the Second quarter (01.04.2018 - 30.06.2018) of 2018 in terms of Articles 41B (6) and 153H of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Presentation of Papers

(i)    Annual Report of the Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka for the year 2015
(ii)    Annual Report of the Ceylon-German Technical Training Institute for the year 2015

(iii)    Performance Report and Annual Accounts of the Measurement Units, Standards and Sevices Department for the year 2017
(iv)    Annual Performance Report and Accounts of the Department of Pensions for the year 2017
(v)    Performance Report and Annual Accounts of the Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs for the year 2017

Presentation of Reports from the Committees

(i)    The Report of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Transport and Communication was presented by the Hon. (Dr.) Nalinda Jayathissa, member of the Committee on behalf of the Chairman of the Committee, the Hon. Chamal Rajapaksa.
(ii)    The Report of the Committee on Public Finance was presented by the Chairman of the Committee, the Hon. M. A. Sumanthiran.

Presentation of Petitions

(i)    Hon. J. C. Alawathuwala                    
(ii)    Hon. Palitha Kumara Thewarapperuma

(Petitions stand referred to the Committee on Public Petitions)

Questions under Standing Order 27(2) of the Parliament

(i)    The Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena

Security of former President Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa

Hon. Lakshman Kiriella, the Leader of the House of Parliament, Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister and Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs and Hon. R. M. Ranjith Madduma Bandara, Minister of Public Administration & Management and Law & Order replied to the above Question.

(ii)    The Hon. Douglas Devananda

Appointment of Samurdhi development officers

Hon. P. Harrison, the Minister of Social Empowerment 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 approved by the House-

(i)    Resolution under the Active Liability Management Act
(ii)    Supplementary Estimate – Head 117– Programme – 2 (Ministry of Highways & Road Development)

The Parliament was, thereafter adjourned at 1715 Hrs. until 1500 Hrs. on Monday 05th November 2018.




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


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