Ministerial Statement of the Minister of Finance regarding the negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) taken up for discussion.
The discussion on the Ministerial Statement of the Minister of Finance Hon. Ali Sabry regarding the negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was taken up in Parliament today till 5.30 p.m.
The Parliament convened at 10.00 a.m. today and the determination of the Supreme Court in respect of the Bill titled “Industrial Disputes (Special Provisions)” which was challenged in the Supreme Court in terms of Article 121(1) of the Constitution was announced to the house by the Hon. Speaker.
It included a number of recommendations by the Supreme Court including that of which Clause 2(1) read with Schedule I of the Bill is inconsistent with Article 43(1) of the Constitution and may only be passed by the Special Majority required by Article 84(2) of the Constitution.
Hon. Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, Speaker of Parliament announced to the House that Hon. Johnston Fernando and Hon. Rohitha Abeygunawardhana were nominated by the Committee of Selection to serve in the Committee on Parliamentary Business.
The nominations were made in terms of the provisions of the Standing Order 115 of Parliament and the motion agreed to by Parliament on 20th January 2022, the Hon. Speaker further announced.
The Hon. Speaker also informed the House that the Questions for Oral Answers for the day would be deferred to another day.
Accordingly, the discussion on the Ministerial Statement of the Minister of Finance Hon. Ali Sabry regarding the negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was held till 5.30 p.m.
Thereafter, the Parliament was adjourned until 10.00 a.m tomorrow (05).