Parliament sittings this week limited to today only due to COVID-19

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Due to the prevailing COVID 19 situation, it was decided Monday (07) at the Committee on Parliamentary Business chaired by the Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena to limit this week’s sitting only for Tuesday, the 08th of June.

Accordingly, Parliament sittings will be held today (08) from 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Second Reading of the Fiscal Management (Responsibility) (Amendment) Bill, Resolution under the Section 8 of the Appropriation Act, No. 6 of 2020a and Regulations under the Imports & Exports (Control) Act, No. 1 of 1969 is scheduled to be taken into debate from 10.00 a.m. until 12.00 p.m.

The Motion at the Adjournment Time pertaining to the current situation in the country will be taken up by the Opposition from 12.00 noon to 4.30 p.m. on that day.

Questions for Oral Answers has been deferred to another day and the Parliament will continue without a lunch break.


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