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Adjournment Debate on the Statement of Government Policy scheduled for Jan 19 & 20

The Secretary General of Parliament Mr. Dhammika Dasanayake stated that the Adjournment debate on the Statement of Government Policy is scheduled to be presented by His Excellency the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on January 18th , will instead be held on January 19th and 20th.

This was made known via the Government Official News website today (14).

Accordingly, the Adjournment debate by the Government will be held on January 19th from 1.00 pm to 6.00 pm and on January 20th from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. The decisions were made at a special meeting held by the Hon. Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana together with party leaders and Members of Parliament yesterday (13) at the Parliament premises, the Secretary General said.

Parliament Sittings have been scheduled for January 21 st at 10.00 am. Accordingly, the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Bill, Prohibition of Anti-Personnel Mines Bill, Judicature (Amendment) Bill and Civil Procedure Code (Amendment) Bill is scheduled to be taken into debate until 4.30 pm.

The Secretary General further stated that the Sri Shakysinharama Viharastha Karyasadhaka Sanvidanaya (Incorporation) Bill is scheduled to be moved following Government Business. Time has been allotted from 4.30 pm to 4.50 pm for Questions at the Adjournment Time and from 4.50 pm to 5.30 pm time has been allotted for the Motion at the Adjournment Time.