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Parliament to meet on Jan 05 next year

The Committee on Parliamentary Business concluded yesterday (12) that following the Parliament sitting today (13), Parliament will convene again on January 05, 2023, revealed Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake.

Accordingly, Parliament is scheduled to meet on Thursday, January 05, 2023 at 9.30 am and the time from 9.30 am to 10.30 am has been allotted for Questions for Oral Answers.

Subsequently, from 10.30 am to 5.00 pm, it was also decided to hold the second reading debate of the Bureau of Rehabilitation Bill and the Recovery of Possession of Premises Given on Lease Bill, the Parliament Secretary General said.

Following the aforementioned events, according to the motion to be moved by government, the debate at the adjournment time, will be held from 5.00 pm to 5.30 pm. Meanwhile, as previously decided, today (13) from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm has been reserved for Questions for Oral Answers.

Then, it has been decided to present the motion for the appointment of a Select Committee of Parliament to investigate in to incidents of infringe of privileges of the Members of Parliament and of the Parliament and to make suitable recommendations in that regard will be presented. The committee has also decided to present the motion to appoint a Select Committee on Parliament to make suitable recommendations over the expansion of higher education opportunities in Sri Lanka.

The selection of youth representatives required for the Sectoral Oversite Committees (SOCs) has also been discussed in the committee.

The Secretary General added that it is expected to prepare a data bank of young representatives who are interested in joining the Sectoral Oversite Committees and who have expertise in each subject area. The committee also agreed to complete and publish the necessary translations of newspaper advertisements related to the calling of applications from the youth community, he noted.

After the formation of the Sectoral Oversite Committees, youth representatives are expected to be called from the data bank as needed, Dasanayake further said.


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