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Parliament to celebrate 70 th anniversary today


Sri Lanka Parliament is to hold a special sitting today, Oct 3 rd to mark the 70th anniversary of Sri Lanka’s unbroken Parliamentary tradition.

Speaker of Bangladesh Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Speaker of People’s Majlis of the Maldives, Abdulla Maseech Mohamed, Speaker of Nepal Onsari Gharti Magar, Speaker of Wolesi Jirga of Afghanistan Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, Speaker of National Assembly of Bhutare to participate in the ceremony. 

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will present a joint resolution and a debate on a joint resolution will follow.

The joint resolution proposes that that the assembly has gathered as an independent Parliament for the70th year to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Parliament, and that Sri Lanka is the Asia’s oldest Parliamentary democracy with an unbroken record of people exercising their right of franchise.



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