Ceremonial Opening of the Second Session of the 9 th Parliament on the 18 th
Parliament Sittings held from the 18 th to 21 st
The Secretary General of Parliament Mr. Dhammika Dasanayake stated that the Adjournment debate on the Statement of Government Policy scheduled to be presented by His Excellency the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on January 18 th , will be held on January 19 th and 20 th .
Accordingly, the Adjournment debate by the Government will be held on January 19 th from 1.00 p. m to 6.00 p. m and January 20 th from 10.00 a. m to 6.00 p. m. The decisions were made at a special meeting held by the Hon. Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana together with party leaders and Members of Parliament this morning (13) at the Parliament premises, the Secretary General said.
Parliament Sittings have been scheduled for January 21 st at 10.00 a.m. Accordingly, the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Bill, Prohibition of Anti-Personnel Mines Bill, Judicature (Amendment) Bill and Civil Procedure Code (Amendment) Bill is scheduled to be taken into debate until 4.30 P.m.
The Secretary General further stated that the Sri Shakysinharama Viharastha Karyasadhaka Sanvidanaya (Incorporation) Bill is scheduled to be moved following Government Business.
Time has been allotted from 4.30 p.m to 4.50 p.m for Questions at the Adjournment Time and from 4.50 p.m to 5.30 p.m time has been allotted for the Motion at the Adjournment Time.