Parliament sittings commence today

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Parliamentary sittings will commence today and will be held till 12th of February. The dates were determined as decided by the Committee on Parliamentary Business, according to the Communications Department of the Parliament.

The Committee on Parliamentary Business met today (08) under the chairmanship of Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena and decided to convene the Parliament during the next four days, a statement said.

Accordingly, the regulation issued by the Minister of Labor under an Extraordinary Gazette which was presented in the Parliament on January 21 under the Employees Provident Fund Act will be taken up for debate tomorrow.

Following the commencement of Parliament tomorrow (09) at 10 am, time will be allotted for the oral questions of the Members of Parliament until 11 am. Subsequently the debate will begin at 11.00 am and will continue until 04.30 pm. The adjournment motion moved by the ruling party will be taken up for debate from 04.30 pm to 5.30 pm.

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