Oct 22, Colombo: Parliamentary debates in Sri Lanka are to be telecast live from this week over a giant screen on parliament grounds in Kotte.
The live proceedings via a giant screen are to be arranged for public viewing from this Wednesday.
The local media reported that the debate on the new regulations under the Strategic Development Projects Act would be one of the first parliamentary debates to be screened to the public.
Parliamentary officials have said that the Budget debate will be telecast over the giant screen in November and December.
All parties in parliament had earlier agreed in principle to the live telecast of proceedings. However, financial constraints and lack of a clear policy had delayed the move.
According to parliamentary officials, the telecast of proceedings on the wide screen is a prelude to live telecasts over television.
Live parliamentary proceedings are currently shown in the Parliament complex and are uploaded as a webcast on the parliament website after the speeches conclude.