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* Sri Lanka Youth Parliament debates country's budget for next year
Sat, Dec 28, 2013, 09:32 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 28, Colombo: The Youth Parliament in Sri Lanka is currently debating the country's 2014 Budget that was recently passed in parliament.

The debate that was held today will continue tomorrow as well at the National Youth Services Council (NYSC) in Maharagama.

Reportedly it is the first time that the Youth Parliament is debating a national budget. The Youth Parliament consists of 412 members in total, with 332 members being elected through a democratic election process, while the newly integrated Senate has 77 members, selected through a highly competitive interview process. Special appointments are allocated to three persons to represent youth in the disabled, indigenous and the minority sectors of the country.

Northern Province Chief Minister V. Vigneswaran is to be the chief guest of the final day of the debate tomorrow.

National Languages and Social Integration Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Education Deputy Minister Mohan Lal Grero, Secretary to the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development K. A. Tilakaratne, NYSC Chairman Lalith Piyum Perera will also participate.

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