House to debate IMF agreement from 26 to 28



The Extended Fund Facility (EFF) facility for Sri Lanka from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is scheduled for a three day debate in Parliament from next Wednesday to Friday.

Acting Secretary General of Parliament Kushani Rohanadeera said that party leaders who met on Thursday at the committee on parliamentary business have chosen to discuss the Resolution for the execution of the EFF/IMF agreement on three consecutive days, which fall on April 26, 27 and 18.Ajith Rajapakse, the deputy speaker, presided over the meeting.

On Tuesday (25), following the Sinhala-Tamil New Year, Parliament is set to convene. The committee allotted one hour of each sitting day from Tuesday to Friday for oral questions.Order under the Code of Criminal Procedure  (Special Provisions) Act published in the Gazette Notification 2317/28 dated Jan 30, 2023 is scheduled to be taken up for debate from 10.30 am to 5 pm on Tuesday.

The party leaders agreed to pass a Resolution under the Essential Public Services Act published in the Gazette Notification 2328/02 dated April 17 by the President without debate on Wednesday to save time for the EEF/IMF debate.

It was also decided to present for approval 13 motions regarding the Annual Reports of various Statutory Institutions. Furthermore, it was also agreed to present the Private Member Bills, Kelaniya Buddhist Women’s Charitable Society (Incorporation) Bill and Sri Lanka Institute of Taxation (Incorporation) (Amendment) Bill for its second reading.Following the debate on April 28, it has been agreed to approve the Inland Revenue (Amendment) Bill without debate, Acting Secretary General Rohanadeera said.


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