CPA Secretary-General visits Parliament of Sri Lanka
The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Stephen Twigg has visited the Parliament of Sri Lanka. The CPA Secretary-General was received by the CPA Sri Lanka Branch President and the Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana, MP at Parliament House where they discussed a range of topics. The Speaker is also a Member of the CPA Executive Committee representing the CPA Asia Region.
The CPA Secretary-General was received by the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe.
During his visit to Sri Lanka, the CPA Secretary-General also met with Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena, MP, Prime Minister and Minister of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government at the Prime Minister's Office in Colombo. He also met with Hon. Ali Sabry, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Hon. (Dr.) Susil Premajayantha, MP, Minister of Education and Leader of the House of Parliament; Hon. Sajith Premadasa, MP, Leader of the Opposition; as well as other Members of Parliament.
The CPA Secretary-General also met with the CPA Sri Lanka Branch Secretary, Mr Dhammika Dasanayake, Secretary-General of the Parliament of Sri Lanka. The CPA Sri Lanka Branch has recently become the Secretariat for the CPA Asia Region.
During his visit to the Parliament of Sri Lanka, the CPA Secretary-General spoke to presenter, Madhavi Perera about the CPA and the Commonwealth – click here for video interview or view below.
The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association connects, develops, promotes and supports Parliamentarians and their staff to identify benchmarks of good governance and the implementation of the enduring values of the Commonwealth. The CPA is an international community of around 180 Commonwealth Parliaments and Legislatures working together to deepen the Commonwealth’s commitment to the highest standards of democratic governance.
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