Australian State Delegation Explores Collaborative Prospects with Sri Lankan Parliament
January 06, Colombo (LNW): A parliamentary delegation comprising Lee Tarlamis OAM, Pauline Richards, and Gary Mass, Members of Parliament from Victoria, Australia, visited the Parliament of Sri Lanka on Thursday to explore avenues for collaboration and partnership.
The delegation held discussions with Chaminda Kularatne, the Acting Secretary General of the Parliament, focusing on key initiatives. These included deliberations on the establishment of an International University on Climate Change in Sri Lanka and the enhancement of sectoral oversight committees in both parliamentary systems.
The meeting also delved into parliamentary procedures and strategies to augment educational opportunities for Sri Lankan students in Australia. Notable attendees at this event included Ven. Sevanagala Nandarathana Thera, the Chief Incumbent of the Australian Dhamma Temple, Narendra Fernando, Serjeant-at-Arms of the Parliament, and Prof. Ashu Marasinghe, the President’s Parliamentary Affairs Advisor.
Following the discussions, the delegation embarked on a comprehensive tour of the Sri Lankan Parliament, engaging firsthand with its facilities and functions. This visit reflects a mutual interest in fostering collaboration and sharing expertise between the parliamentary bodies of Australia and Sri Lanka.