Parliament Council agrees on steps to be taken towards future functions
2 years ago
The Parliament Council members who met today came to a mutual agreement on the steps to be taken pertaining to the future functional aspects to be followed by the Counsel, the Parliament said. The inaugural meeting of the Parliament Council was held today under the patronage of Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena at the Speaker’s official residence. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa, PM's nominee Minister Douglas Devananda and MP Kabir Hashim nominated by the Leader of the Opposition, Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake and the Deputy Secretary General and Chief of Staff Neil Iddawala were present at the meeting. The Parliament Council meeting commenced with the Speaker welcoming all attendees whilst extending an invitation towards working more cooperatively in the future. The Secretary General of Parliament then moved on to elaborating the legal framework and the functional aspects of the Council in accordance with the 20th Amendment followed by the instructions given by the Speaker. The Parliament Council scheduled its next meeting for November 10 at 10.00 am.