Sept 27, Colombo: The Parliament of Sri Lanka and the University of Colombo jointly initiated a short course on parliamentary affairs and procedures for the first time in history, Parliament Communications Department said.
The inaugural event of the course was held on the 16th at the University of Colombo. The opening keynote speech was delivered by the Secretary General of the Parliament, Mr. Dhammika Dasanayake.
The resources for this 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 the Parliament and the senior officials of the General Secretariat of the Parliament.
The resource persons for this course, which was initiated as a study for 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 the Parliament and the senior officials of the Secretariat of the Parliament.
This is the first time that the Parliament of Sri Lanka has initiated such an academic course in collaboration with a university.
This course aims in providing scholars with an understanding with regards 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, women’s representation, etc. The Short Course on Parliamentary Affairs and Procedures includes four lectures and a parliamentary study tour.
For the inauguration of the course, 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, Ms. Kushani Rohanadeera, Chief of Staff and Deputy Secretary General of the Parliament, Assistant Secretary General Mr. Tikiri K. Jayathilake, Director Legislative and Director Communications (Acting) Mr. Janakantha Silva were present.