Speaker to announce SC’s decision on Port City Bill
Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena will announce the Supreme Court decision on the Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill to the House tomorrow (18). It was decided at the Committee on Parliamentary Business chaired by the Speaker, to convene the House for three days this week. Accordingly, Parliament sittings will be held from 18 to 20 May.
The Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill will be debated on 19 and 20 May. Accordingly, the Bill will be taken up for debate on 19 May from 10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. and will continue from 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. on 20 May.
Questions for Oral Answers scheduled for 19 and 20 May will be deferred to another day. Regulations under the Finance Act, No.11 of 2004, Order under the Finance Act, No. 35 of 2018, Order under the Finance Act, No. 11 of 2006, Order under the Ports and Airports Development Levy Act, Eight Orders under the Special Comodity Levy Act, Two Orders under the Strategic Development Projects Act and a Regulation under the Foreign Exchange Act have been scheduled to be taken up for debate on 18 May. Questions for Oral Answers will be held from 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. on the same day. Furthermore, Questions at the Adjournment Time will be from 4.30 p.m. to 4.50 p.m. and the Motion at the Adjournment Time will be taken up from 4.50 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. in these days.