Parliament sittings to begin at 9.30 am

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Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake, said that the Committee on Parliamentary Business decided to commence sittings at 9.30 a.m. from 29 August and limit the lunch break to half an hour from 12.30 p.m. to 1.00 p.m.

This decision was taken by the Committee on Parliamentary Business which met under the chairmanship of Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena.

Accordingly, it has been decided to convene the Parliament on 29 August and hold the adjournment debate, moved by the Opposition, on the increase of the electricity bills from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m., the Secretary General said.

Also, if the Appropriation (Amendment) Bill No. 30 of 2021 for the fiscal year 2022, presented to Parliament on 9 August, is not challenged in the Supreme Court, it has been decided in the committee to hold the debate on the bill on 30, 31 August and 1, 2 September.