Adjournment debate on government’s policy statement begins today

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Parliament is scheduled to meet this afternoon to commence the adjournment debate which was moved by the Opposition last week on the government’s policy statement presented by President Ranil Wickremesinghe.

On August 03rd , following the ceremonial opening of the Third Session of the Ninth Parliament, President Wickremesinghe delivered the government’s policy statement in the House,.

Accordingly, the three-day adjournment debate on the policy statement will be held from today. As this is an adjournment debate, no voting will be held at the end of the debate, according to Secretary-General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake.

In the meantime, the amendment bill with regard to the Appropriation Act No. 30 of 2021 for the year 2022 will also be presented to the Parliament during today’s session from 1.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

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