S Lankan, US legislatures to strengthen partnership


A.c. Shahul ahmeed

Colombo—The Sri Lanka parliament and the House Democracy Partnership of the US House of Representatives launched a collaboration agreement to strengthen partnership between the two legislatures in Washington DC.
The agreement was signed by the Sri Lankan Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and Representative Peter J. Roskam , Chairman of the House Democracy Partnership on behalf of the Sri Lanka Parliament and the House Democracy Partnership respectively.
The following is the statement issued by the Sri Lankan Mission in Washington. “The collaboration between the two legislatures is based on the principles of facilitating the exchange of information on the legislative systems of each country , sharing knowledge and offering consultations on effective legislative management and cooperating and assisting each other through training programs for the members and staff of the legislatures.
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya observed that tthe political transformation in Sri Lanka since the Presidential and Parliamentary elections last year and the formation of the National Government have ushered in a new era for the Sri Lankan parliamentary system.