Nov 22, Colombo: Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana, Speaker of Parliament announce to the house Monday that the Annual Reports and Performance Reports to be submitted to Parliament are currently being submitted in soft copies.
Action will be taken to keep a limited number of hard copies of those reports in the Chamber and Library for the use of the Members of Parliament as required.
The Speaker further announced that this is carried out in accordance with the decision taken at the meeting of the Committee on Parliamentary Business held on 02 June 2022.
Due to the high cost of paper, Committee on Parliamentary Business has decided that all the reports submitted to the Parliament will be submitted as soft copies.
Accordingly, as decided at the meeting of the Committee on Parliamentary Business held on 29 September 2022, Members of Parliament will be provided with soft copies even in the case of the progress reports submitted to Parliament by each Ministry/ Institution and Statutory Bodies during the Committee Stage Debate period on the Appropriation Bill of the year 2023.
Measures will be taken to keep a few hard copies of the aforesaid Reports as well, in the Chamber and Library for the use of the Members of Parliament.