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Moves to establish separate Budget Office in Parliament

Parliament Secretary General Dhammika Dasanayake said on Thursday (15) that steps will be taken to establish a separate Budget Office in Parliament to monitor the financial affairs by directly obtaining accurate information related to the Government’s financial control including income and expenditure.

The Secretary General said this at a special public service programme jointly organised by the Parliament’s Communications Department and the Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI) under the sponsorship of the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in line with the International Day of Democracy on September 15.

A group of young social activists representing all districts of the island participated in this programme organised under the theme ‘Democracy and the Role of the Youth Community’.

The Secretary General explained the steps taken to further strengthen Parliament, including the establishment of several new Committees like the Committee on Ways and Means, the Committee on Banking and Financial Services and the Committee on Economic Stabilization, as in other developed democratic countries.Chief of Staff and Deputy Secretary General of Parliament Kushani Rohanadeera, Sergeant at Arms Narendra Fernando, Administrative Director of the Parliament G.Thatchanarany, Chief Hansard Editor Nayani Lokukodikara, Director of Legislative Services and Director of Communications (Acting) Janakantha Silva, Director of Information Systems and Management Mahesh Perera and Chief Research Officer Ayesha Godagama contributed as resource persons.

Thus, there were programmes to educate the youth in several areas including democracy and the role of the youth community, Parliamentary Affairs including Legislation, Standing Orders and the role of the Member of Parliament. The programme was conducted in both Sinhala and Tamil languages.


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