Fifty questions to be raised by MPs in Parliament tomorrow

Fifty questions will be raised in Parliament tomorrow (Monday), the Parliament media unit said today.

Parliament sittings will be held tomorrow from 10.00 a.m to 4.00 p.m and the entire day has been allotted for questions to be raised by Members of Parliament for oral answers to be given by the Government.

Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake said that the decision to have the entire day for question and answers was taken by the Committee on Parliamentary Business.

A motion in this regard was moved by Foreign Minister and Leader of the House Dinesh Gunawardena.

Meanwhile, a motion for the appointment of a Select Committee of Parliament to identify appropriate reforms of election laws and the electoral system and to recommend necessary amendments is scheduled to be moved in Parliament on the same day.

Dasanayake said that the Committee on Parliamentary Business has also decided to hold an adjournment debate on 07th April pertaining to the Final Report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into and Report or Take Necessary Action on the Bomb Attacks on 21st April, 2019.

In addition, the Committee on Parliamentary Business has also decided to debate the report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry on Political Victimizations on the 08th and the 09th.

On April 6th, three Regulations under the Imports and Exports (Control) Act, two orders under the Strategic Development Projects Act, a Resolution for the Revision of Salary and Allowances of the Director-General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption is scheduled to be taken for debate.

Meanwhile, two questions of urgent public importance at the adjournment time of each sitting day of Parliament, one each from the Government and the Opposition for 20 minutes within the time allocated for the motion at the adjournment, will be permitted. (Colombo Gazette)