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Thursday September 29th, 2022

Sri Lanka’s parliament unanimously passes resolution on National Council

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s parliament unanimously passed a resolution to constitute a ‘National Council’ to determine, among other things, the priorities of the legislature when formulating national policies and common minimum programmes on economic stabilisation.

The resolution, proposed by Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena was passed on Tuesday September 20 without objection and the National Council, once formed, will represent all parties represented in Sri Lanka’s ninth parliament.

Agreement of all parties was obtained after three rounds of discussion, a statement from the parliament said.

According to the statement, the National Council will:

  • Determine the general priorities of parliament to guide the formulation of short, medium, and long-term national policies.
  • Agree on short-term and medium-term common minimum programs related to economic stabilisation
  • Organise special meetings with cabinet ministers, the National Council, the chairpersons of special committees and youth observers of youth organisations

The National Council also has the power to summon reports from the Sectoral Oversight Committees, the Committee on Public Finance, the Committee on Public Accounts, the Committee on Public Enterprises and any committee that controls the Public finance, the statement said.

The National Council will comprise the Speaker as chair, the Prime Minister, Leader of the House of Parliament, the Leader of the Opposition, the Chief Government Whip and not more than 35 MPs representing all parties as determined by party leaders. (Colombo/Sep21/2022)

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