The 2nd reading of the Divi naguma bill commenced in Parliament yesterday.
The bill will be taken up for debate once again on the 8th.
Economic development Minister Basil Rajapakse expressed his views presenting the bill to parliament.
Meanwhile a UNP MP queried about the hedging deal in Parliament.
In reply Minister of petroleum resources Susil Premajayantha told in parliament yesterday that so far no payment relevant to the Hedging Agreement has been made at all.