The legislative proceedings within the parliament today (August 09) will focus on the Second Reading of the Appropriation (Amendment) Bill, as confirmed by the Committee on Parliamentary Business chaired by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena. General Secretary of Parliament, Kushani Rohanadeera, relayed this information following the committee’s meeting held yesterday.
The proposed bill entails a significant alteration to the borrowing limit, suggesting an increase from Rs. 4,979 billion to Rs. 13,979 billion.
Simultaneously, aligning with the decisions made during the Parliamentary Business Committee meeting on July 21, the agenda for today’s session also encompasses the Second Reading of the Betting and Gaming Levy (Amendment) Bill, deliberations on Regulations under the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Act, and the consideration of the Sri Lanka Institute of Taxation (Incorporation) (Amendment) Bill.
Following these legislative discussions, there is a scheduled adjournment from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., during which time the Opposition’s Motion will be addressed.
The forthcoming activities of this week’s parliamentary sessions will adhere to the framework established during the Parliamentary Business Committee’s meeting on July 21, as emphasized by the General Secretary.
Moreover, a notable highlight of today’s parliamentary sitting will be a special address by President Ranil Wickremesinghe, centering on the current economic state of the country. This address is anticipated to provide valuable insights into the nation’s economic trajectory.