The first Parliamentary Sitting for the year 2022 scheduled for January 11th

  • Parliament Sittings on January 11th, 12th and 13th

 The entire day on January 13th set aside for the vote of condolences on behalf of the late Former Minister Mangala Samaraweera

The Secretary General of Parliament Mr. Dhammika Dasanayake stated that the Committee on Parliamentary Business decided to commence parliament Sittings for the year 2022 on January 11th. The Committee on Parliamentary Business was held yesterday (09) under the chairmanship of the Hon. Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena.

Accordingly, it has been decided to hold Parliament Sittings on January 11th, 12th and 13th following the conclusion of the budget debate on December 10th.

Parliament Sittings are scheduled for January 11th at 10.00 a.m. Time from 10.00 am to 11.00 am is allotted for the Questions for Oral Answers. Thereafter, the Mahapola Higher Education Scholarship Trust Fund (Amendment) Bill (Second Reading) will be taken up for debate from 11.00 am to 4.30 pm.

Furthermore, Following the Government Business, the Sri Shakyarama Viharastha Karyasadhaka Sanvidanaya (Incorporation) Bill is scheduled to be moved to the Legislative Standing Committee post Second Reading, the Secretary General said.

10.00 am to 11.00 am has been allotted on the 12th of January for Questions for Oral Answers, following which the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Bill, Prohibition of Anti – Personnel Mines Bill, Judicature (Amendment) Bill and the Civil Procedure Code (Amendment) Bill will be taken up for the second reading debate.

Time has been allotted on January 11th and 12th both from 4.30pm to 4.50pm for Questions at the Adjournment Time. Time from 4.50 pm to 5.30 pm has been allotted for Motion at the Adjournment Time.

Presenting the vote of condolence on behalf of the late former Minister Mangala Samaraweera on January 13th from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm was also decided at the Committee on Parliamentary Business, the Secretary General said.