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Parliament will meet on Tuesday June 6 at 9.30 am and from 10.30 am to 5.00 pm several orders under the Civil Aviation Act will be debated.

Accordingly, orders published in Gazette Nos. 2303/18 and 2304/46 under the Civil Aviation Act, 13 orders mentioned in Gazette Nos. 2261/49, 2261/50, 2261/51 under the Merchant

Shipping Act, as well as other gazette notifications to shipping agents, cargo carriers the orders mentioned in Gazette 2287/24 under the Act to grant licences to carriers, common transporters who are not vessel operators container operators are to be taken up for debate, Parliament Secretary General Kushani Rohandheera stated. On June 6 from 5.00 to 5.30 pm, the debate will be held according to a proposal brought by the ruling party during the adjournment of the assembly.

It has been decided to hold the adjournment debate on problems facing the industry sector of Sri Lanka including small and medium scale businesses brought by the opposition on Wednesday June 7, from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm. The Parliamentary Affairs Committee which met on May 26, under the chairmanship of Deputy Speaker Ajith Rajapaksa arrived at these decisions.

Accordingly on Thursday June 8, from 10.30 am to 5.00 pm the Betting and Gambling Tax (Amendment) Draft Bill, Resolutions under the Appropriation Act No. 30 of 2021, Orders under the Wildlife and Flora Protection Ordinance, (351 Authority) Immigration and Refugees Act will be debated as agreed upon.

Then at around 5.00 pm, seven resolutions related to annual reports of various statutory bodies are to be approved without debate.

Also, the proposal for the appointment of the Parliamentary Special Committee to investigate the methods to be implemented to immediately control and eradicate the rapidly spreading drug menace in the country and submit observations and recommendations to the Parliament is also scheduled to be presented. Then from 5 pm to 5.30 pm, the debate will be held according to the resolution of the adjournment of the House brought by the ruling party. It has also been decided to present the proposals of private members on Friday July 9 from 10.30 am to 5 pm.

MP Chaminda Wijesiri’s proposal regarding relocation of all government institutions in government-owned buildings, MP Nalaka Bandara Kottegoda’s proposal regarding controlling the monkey population that causes crop damage, Kings Nelson’s proposal regarding empowerment of small and medium scale rice mill owners and Rajika Wickramasinghe’s proposal on promoting a programme related to children’s health education at the school level are to be taken up for debate.

Saturday, June 3, 2023 – 01:09

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