Today is the 9th day of the Committee stage debate on the 3rd reading of the budget for the year 2013.
Heads of expenditure for the Ministries of Provincial Councils and Local Government, Public Administration and Home Affairs, Resettlement and National Languages and Social Integration will be taken up today.
Meanwhile, Heads of Expenditure for the Ministries of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare and Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms were approved without amendments.
Speaking in parliament yesterday Minister of Justice Rauf Hakeem stated that a draft bill will be brought forward pertaining to the contempt of court.
Meanwhile, Senior Minister Athauda Senevirathne speaking in parliament yesterday expressed these views.