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Parliament : 2022 Budget Amendment Bill on 09th August

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The amendment bill with regard to the Appropriation Act No. 30 of 2021 for the year 2022 will be presented to the Parliament on Tuesday, the 9th of August, the Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake said.

Dasanayake further said that the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution will be presented to the Parliament on the 10th of August.

The Secretary General of Parliament said that it was decided at the party leaders’ meeting that the adjournment debate on the government’s policy statement presented by the President in Parliament today (03) will be held on the 9th, 10th, and 12th.

This decision has been taken according to the request made by several party leaders to give a three-day debate.

The party leaders’ meeting was held this afternoon in Parliament chaired by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena.

Accordingly, the Parliament is scheduled to meet on the 9th at 1.00 pm and the debate will continue until 4.30 pm.

Also, the Parliament is scheduled to meet on the 10th and 12th from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm. 

The Secretary-General also said that since this debate is an adjournment debate, no voting will be held at the end of the debate.

In the meantime, there has been a discussion on the re-appointment of the committees that were cancelled with the recent prorogation of Parliament. 

Accordingly, it has been decided to appoint the Committee of Selection on the 9th and then the other cancelled committees including the Committee on Parliamentary Business. (NewsWire)

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