Debate on Emergency tomorrow

Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake said that the Proclamation of Emergency Regulations by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on August 30 is due to be approved after the debate tomorrow (September 6) from 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. as decided on at the Committee on Parliamentary Business chaired by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena.

The President enacted the Emergency Regulations for the provision of essential food items in accordance with the powers vested in him under Section 2 of the Public Security Ordinance.

It was also decided to conduct Parliamentary sittings for the next week only on September 6 and 7 taking into account the Covid-19 pandemic.

Previously, it was decided to set aside Monday (September 6) to take up Questions for Oral Answers which will now be set for a future date.

Parliament sittings will be held on Tuesday (September 7) at 10.00 a.m. Time has been allocated to take up Questions for Oral Answers from 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.

On Tuesday, an Order under the Essential Public Services Act No. 61 of 1979, Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka Bill, Finance Bill, Order under Excise (Special Provisions) Act, three Regulations under the Import and Export (Control) Act are also scheduled to be taken up for debate from 11.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Time has also been allotted from 4.30 p.m. to 4.50 p.m. for Questions at the Adjournment Time and the motion at the Adjournment Time by the Government will be from 4.50 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

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