Inauguration Ceremony of Short Course on Parliamentary Functions and Procedures – 16th Sept.
The Parliament of Sri Lanka and the Department of Political Science & Public Policy University of Colombo jointly initiated a short course on parliamentary functions and procedures for the first time in history.
The inaugural ceremony of the course was held on the 16th September 2022 at the University of Colombo with the participation of the the Vice-Chancellor, Senior Professor (Chair) H.D. Karunaratne, University of Colombo, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Head Department of Political Science & Public Policy, and Senior Officials of the Parliament, Sri Lanka.
The opening lecture was delivered by the Secretary General of the Parliament Mr. Dhammika Dasanayake and the resource persons for the rest of the lectures were also the senior officials of the General Secretariat of the Parliament.
This course aims to provide scholars with an understanding with regards to democracy and the parliamentary system, the legislative process of parliament, the evolution of the parliamentary system, the parliamentary committee system, parliament and public, the code of conduct for members, standing orders, the correlation for public service process, women’s representation, etc. The Short Course on Parliamentary Affairs and Procedures includes four lectures and a parliamentary visit.