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* Sri Lanka Parliament passes resolution on ‘National Council’ without objection
Tue, Sep 20, 2022, 09:35 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 20, Colombo: The resolution proposed by the Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena to constitute the Parliament Committee called the “National Council” was passed in parliament today (20) without objection.

National Council will consist of the Speaker of Parliament as the Chair, the Prime Minister, the Leader of the House of Parliament, the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, the Chief Government Whip and not more than thirty five (35) Members of Parliament representing the Ninth Parliament from recognized Political Parties in Sri Lanka as determined by the Leaders of the Political Parties.

The National Council will have the jurisdiction and general responsibilities in order to,

(i) determine the general priorities of Parliament to guide the formulation of short, medium and long-term national policies;
(ii) agree on short and medium-term common minimum programs in respect of the stabilization of the economy; and
(iii) arrange special meetings with the Ministers of the Cabinet of Ministers, the National Council, the Chairpersons of the Special Committees and Youth observers of Youth Organizations.

The National Council will be empowered to request reports from Sectoral Oversight Committees, Committee on Public Finance, Committee on Public Accounts, Committee on Public Enterprises, Committee on Banking and Financial Services, Committee on Ways and Means, Committee on Economic Stabilization; and any committee controlling the public finance. The quorum of this National Council shall be ten (10) Members. Any Member who absents himself from three consecutive meetings without having obtained the prior leave of the Committee, shall be deemed to have vacated his membership of the Committee.

 

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