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Parliament to Hold Adjournment Debate on 2019 Easter Sunday Attacks

April 06, Colombo (LNW): In response to a motion initiated by the Opposition, the Sri Lankan Parliament has scheduled an adjournment debate on the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks, slated to take place from April 24th to April 26th. This decision was reached during a meeting of the Parliamentary Business Committee chaired by Deputy Speaker Ajith Rajapakse, as announced by the Parliament’s Communication Department in a press release.

The debate will commence on April 24th, with discussions on the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Bill (Second Reading) and Regulations under the Poisons, Opium and Dangerous Drugs Ordinance from 9:30 am to 10:30 pm. Subsequently, the focus will shift to the adjournment debate on the Easter Sunday attacks, which is scheduled from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Continuing on April 25th, the Parliament will deliberate on various regulations and notifications under different legislative acts, following which the adjournment debate on the Easter Sunday attacks will resume from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm. This discussion will extend into April 26th, encompassing the entire day from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.

The decision to dedicate three days to this crucial debate underscores the significance of addressing the ramifications of the tragic events of the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks.

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