Local News Update: Speaker Karu Jayasuriya says he is pleased with the service rendered by this Parliament, Sri Lanka’s 8th Parliament, which started in September 2015, over the past five years, and the world has recognized that it has done a lot to restore democracy.
He said the Parliament of Sri Lanka is an exemplary model for the world and urged the new Speaker to come in three months to take the picture forward.
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya made this remark addressing a special ceremony held in Parliament on Monday (30 December) to present New Year’s school equipment and education scholarships to the staff of Parliament’s children.
Strengthening the parliamentary committee process, improving inter-parliamentary relations, enabling independent commissions, introducing important legislation to improve civil rights such as the Right to Information Act, setting up a select committee to review parliamentary processes, and opening up parliamentary activities
Once he retired from his role as Speaker, Jayasuriya said he could recall concentrating his attention on the education of Parliament staff children as a special activity that he could do outside his official duties.
The Parliamentary Welfare Society extended special thanks to the Speaker for focusing on their children’s education and offering them opportunities to obtain a large number of foreign scholarships.