Sept 27, Colombo: Due to the Covid-19 epidemic situation, the restrictions imposed on the public to visit the Parliament have been removed and as a preliminary step, it was agreed to allow parties including school children who request to visit the Parliament, on days when there are no parliamentary sittings.
According to the Parliament Communication Department, the large number of requests received during the last few days confirms that there is great enthusiasm among the public to visit the Parliament.
So far, university students, government-registered higher education institutions and foreigners have submitted requests to visit the parliament.
Accordingly, yesterday (26) more than a hundred students of Colombo Ladies College visited the Parliament complex for an educational tour.
Colombo Ladies College students are the first group of students to visit the Parliament after the relaxation of the restrictions imposed on the public to visit the Parliament from March 2020 due to the Covid pandemic.
During this educational tour, the students had the opportunity to visit the Parliament chamber from the public gallery, the portraits outside the chamber and the silver door leading to the Parliament chamber.
Now the School Authorities are able to submit their applications to the Serjeant-at-Arms by sending a letter, a Fax (0112777473/ 0112777335) or by applying online through www.parliament.lk.
Student Groups of Universities, Higher Education Institutes registered under the Government and Foreign Tourists too could avail this facility, the Serjeant-at-Arms states.