Aug 21, 2020

Govt. Policy Statement to be debated today

The government Policy Statement presented by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Parliament yesterday will be taken up for debate today as a matter of priority for the government.

Parliament proceedings will take place from 9:30am to 4:30pm today.

The party leaders who convened yesterday under the chairmanship of Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena decided to hold Parliament sittings today, and next Thursday and Friday.

The Parliament Communications Department said the party leaders also decided to convene Parliament on the 27th and 28th from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm continuing the session without suspending Parliament for lunch.

Meanwhile, Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa will make a special statement in Parliament pertaining to unemployed graduates today, in accordance with Standing Order 27(2).

Furthermore, a Vote on Account will be presented by the government to bear the expenses for the period from the 1st of September until the relevant budget for the year 2020 is passed.