The Committee on Parliamentary Business which met today decided to allow media personnel to cover Parliamentary proceedings.

Accordingly, journalists will be allowed to enter the Parliament premises subjected to the guidelines set out in accordance with the COVID-19 health regulations.

The media was barred from Parliament from last November due to fears over COVID-19.

The Committee meeting was chaired by Deputy Chairperson of Committees Angajan Ramanathan as Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena is self-isolating after his driver tested positive for COVID-19.

The House will meet from 5 to 8 January in the first siting week.