Adjournment Debate on 9, 10, 12 August

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The Adjournment Debate on the Government’s Policy Statement presented by President Ranil Wickremesinghe in Parliament yesterday (3) will be held on 9, 10, and 12 August, Secretary-General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake said.

This decision has been taken according to the requests made by several party leaders to give a three-day debate in the Party Leaders’ Meeting chaired by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena.

Accordingly, Parliament is scheduled to meet on 9 August at 1:00 p.m. and the debate will continue until 4:30 p.m. Also, Parliament is scheduled to convene on 10 and 12 August from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. As this is an Adjournment Debate, no voting will be held at the end.

Meanwhile, the Amendment Bill with regard to the Appropriation Act No. 30 of 2021 for the year 2022 will be presented to Parliament on 9 August and the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution will be presented to Parliament on the next day.

Meanwhile, there has been a discussion on the reappointment of the committees that were dissolved with the recent prorogation of Parliament. It has been decided to appoint the Committee of Selection on 9 August and then the other dissolved committees including the Committee on Parliamentary Business.

By Gagani Weerakoon and Methmalie Dissanayake