Adjournment Debate on the Statement of Government Policy scheduled for January 19th and 20th

  • Ceremonial Opening of the Second Session of the 9th Parliament on the 18th
  • Parliament Sittings held from the 18th to 21st

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 18th, will be held on January 19th and 20th.

Accordingly, the Adjournment debate by the Government will be held on January 19th from 1.00 p. m to 6.00 p. m and January 20th 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 21st 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.