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Sri Lanka holds special parliament session to commemorate 70th Anniversary of the First Parliament of Democracy in Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka is holding a special parliamentary session today to commemorate its 70th Anniversary of the establishment of Parliament. Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan will be participating in the function.

The speaker, accompanied by a parliamentary delegation reached Colombo last evening on a four-day visit to Sri Lanka. Speakers from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Deputy speaker of Afghanistan will also participate in the special session.

Sri Lankan parliament holds distinction for being the oldest parliament in the Asian region with an unbroken record of democratic governance. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said the arrival of SAARC countries’ Speakers and the affection shown by the regional political leaders are a blessing for Sri Lanka.

He said citizens honored the Parliament and its MPs in the past and called for steps to protect this dignity. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime minister Ranil Wickremsinghe will participate in the special debate today to wish the Parliament and the Sri Lankan people success and prosperity while further strengthening the democratic traditions, policies and rule of law.

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