Parliament of Sri Lanka Visits University of Jaffna

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The recently initiated short course on parliamentary functions and procedures by the Parliament of Sri Lanka for Universities, also introduced to the students of University of Jaffna.

Accordingly, the inauguration of the course was held on the 31st of October at the University of Jaffna. The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jaffna Professor S. Srisatkunarajah thanked the Parliament for organizing such a course and also presented a short speech to the scholars on the importance and necessity of taking such course.

The resource persons for this course, initiated for the study of the scholars of the Department of Media Studies – Faculty of Arts, University of Jaffna, are provided by the senior officials of the Parliament Secretariat.

Accordingly, on behalf of the Parliament of Sri Lanka, Director of Legislative Services and Acting Director of Communications, Mr. H. E Janakantha Silva, Director Administration, Ms. G. Thatchanarany, Manager Media Ms. Nimmie Hathiyaldeniya were present at the inauguration.

The Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Prof. K. Suthakar who addressed the gathering also requested that this course be conducted for the students of the political science department of the university.

Dr. S.Raguram, Professor in Media Studies and Head of Department of Media Studies, Lecturers in the Department of Media Poonkulali Sreesangithanan, Anutharshi Gabilan, Jude Dinesh Koduthor were present at this event.

This course intends to cover Democracy and Parliamentary System, Legislative Process of Parliament, Evolution of the Parliamentary System, Parliamentary Committee System, Parliament and the Public, Code of Conduct for the Members of Parliament, Standing Orders, Correlation for Public Service Process and Women’s Representation. The Short Course on Parliamentary Functions and Procedures includes four lectures and a study tour around Parliament.

The Parliament of Sri Lanka in collaboration a University of Colombo initiated the said academic course for the first time with the intention to educate the final year students of the Department of Political Science and Public Policy of the University of Colombo.

The University of Jaffna and the Parliament of Sri Lanka are coordinated via the Department of Communication of the Parliament.

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