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Parliament launches a course along with Colombo University

Delivering the Keynote Speech.
Delivering the Keynote Speech.

The Parliament of Sri Lanka and the University of Colombo jointly launched a course on Parliamentary Affairs and Procedures for the first time in the history.

The inaugural event of the course was held on September 16 at the University of Colombo. The keynote speech was delivered by Parliamentary Secretary General Dhammika Dasanayake.

The resources for the course, which was started for the study of the final year students of the Department of Political Science and Public Policy of the University of Colombo, are provided by the Secretary General of Parliament and the senior officials of the General Secretariat of Parliament.

This is the first time that Parliament has initiated such an academic course in collaboration with a university.

The course will provide scholars with an understanding with regard to democracy and the parliamentary system, legislative process of parliament, evolution of the parliamentary system, parliamentary committee system, parliament and public, code of conduct for members, standing orders, correlation for public service process and women’s representation among others.

The Short Course on Parliamentary Affairs and Procedures includes four lectures and a parliamentary study tour.

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Colombo Senior Professor H.D. Karunaratne, Senior Professor Lasantha Manawadu, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo, Department Head of the Department of Politics and Public Policy Dr. Pradeep Peiris, Senior Lecturer Dhamma Dissanayake, Kushani Rohanadeera, Chief of Staff and Deputy Secretary General of Parliament, Assistant Secretary General Tikiri K. Jayathilake and Director Legislative and Director Communications (Acting) Janakantha Silva were present.

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