Parliament to convene on August 29
Parliament Secretary General Dhammika Dasanayake said that the Committee on Parliamentary Business has decided to commence the sittings of Parliament at 9.30 am from August 29 and limit the lunch break to half an hour from 12.30 pm to 1.00 pm.
This decision was taken by the Committee on Parliamentary Business which met on August 10 under the chairmanship of Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena.
Accordingly, it has been decided to convene Parliament on August 29 and hold the Adjournment Debate moved by the Opposition on the increase of electricity bills, from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm the Secretary General said.
Also, if the Appropriation (Amendment) Bill No. 30 of 2021 for the fiscal year 2022 presented to Parliament on August 9 is not challenged in the Supreme Court, it has been decided by the Committee to hold the debate on the Bill on August 30, 31, September 1 and 2.