The Constitutional Council is set to hold a special meeting today (July 14) under the chairmanship of Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena. The meeting will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the parliamentary complex, focusing on important constitutional matters.
In related news, the Committee on Parliamentary Business has announced that the parliament will convene from July 18 to July 21. During these sessions, a designated one-hour slot from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. will be allocated daily for Questions for Oral Answers.
On Tuesday (July 18), the parliament will meet at 9:30 a.m. The Resolution under the Customs Ordinance published in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 2325/07 and the Regulations under the Imports and Exports (Control) Act published in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 2335/26 will be the topic of debate from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Subsequently, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., the Opposition will initiate the Adjournment Debate on the Difficulties Faced by the Palestinian People.
On Wednesday (July 19), from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Committee Stage of the Anti-Corruption Bill and the Assistance to and Protection of Victims of Crime and Witnesses Bill will be addressed. Following that, the government business will proceed with the Second Reading of the Private Member’s Bill Heart to Heart Trust Fund (Incorporation) Bill.
Thursday (July 20) will feature the Second Reading of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Bill from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., followed by the approval without debate of the Resolution under the Essential Public Services Act. From 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., the government will present a Motion during the Adjournment Time.
On Friday (July 21), the parliament will convene from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., focusing on the Second Reading of the Banking (Special Provisions) Bill. The day will conclude with the allotted time from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for Questions during the Adjournment Time.