Committee on Parliamentary Business decides that the first Parliamentary Sitting for the year 2022 will be held on January 11.

 Parliament Sittings on January 11 th , 12 th and 13 th
 The entire day on January 13 th set aside for the vote of condolences on behalf of the late Former Minister Mangala Samaraweera

The Secretary General of Parliament Mr. Dhammika Dasanayake stated that the Committee on Parliamentary Business decided to commence parliament Sittings for the year 2022 on January 11 th . The Committee on Parliamentary Business was held December 09 under the chairmanship of the Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena.

Accordingly, it has been decided to hold Parliament Sittings on January 11 th , 12 th and 13 th following the conclusion of the budget debate on December 10 th . Parliament Sittings are scheduled for January 11 th at 10.00 a.m. Time from 10.00 am to 11.00 am is allotted for the Questions for Oral Answers. Thereafter, the Mahapola Higher Education Scholarship Trust Fund (Amendment) Bill (Second Reading) will be taken up for debate from 11.00 am to 4.30 pm.

Furthermore, Following the Government Business, the Sri Shakyarama Viharastha Karyasadhaka Sanvidanaya (Incorporation) Bill is scheduled to be moved to the Legislative Standing Committee post Second Reading, the Secretary General said.
10.00 am to 11.00 am has been allotted on the 12 th of January for Questions for Oral Answers, following which the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Bill, Prohibition of Anti – Personnel Mines Bill, Judicature (Amendment) Bill and the Civil Procedure Code (Amendment) Bill will be taken up for the second reading debate. Time has been allotted on January 11 th and 12 th both from 4.30pm to 4.50pm for Questions at the Adjournment Time. Time from 4.50 pm to 5.30 pm has been
allotted for Motion at the Adjournment Time.

Presenting the vote of condolence on behalf of the late former Minister Mangala Samaraweera on January 13 th from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm was also decided at the Committee on Parliamentary Business, the Secretary General said.