Only MPs, invited officers, security personnel and staff allowed to enter Parliament on 03 Nov

Thursday, 29 October 2020 - 19:27

It was decided at the party leaders' meeting held today (29) to limit the parliamentary proceedings to one day next week considering the prevailing situation. The meeting was held under the patronage of Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena at the Parliament complex today (29) morning.

Accordingly, the Parliamentary proceedings which were scheduled to be held for four days from Tuesday (03) will commence at 10:00 a.m. on 03 November and will conclude at 12:00 p.m. on the same day.

The two orders submitted by Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi to the Medical Ordinance are set to be taken up for debate on Tuesday (03), while it has been decided not to hold the question and answer session on the same day.

At the meeting, it has also been decided that only the MPs, invited officers, security personnel and staff would be allowed to enter the Parliament complex on Tuesday (03).

After it was confirmed that a journalist covering parliamentary sessions had been infected with the COVID-19, journalists are not permitted to cover parliamentary proceedings scheduled to be held on 03 November, according to Parliamentary Communications Department.

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