Minister Dallas Allahapperuma has said that harmony will be fostered in society through the concept of Youth Parliament.
The Minister the President’s desire is not to make the Youth Services Council or the other youth organisations pro-SLFP or anti-UNP but to colour them with the dynamism of the youth. It is expected to form the Youth Parliament by January next year. 300 Parliamentarians will be appointed by selecting one from each Pradeshiya Balamandalaya. It will be empowered with responsibility and would not be limited to the name alone. Portfolios allocated will be similar to that of the real Parliament. The Minister was addressing the Youth Convention of the Matara District. It was organized by the Youth Services Council.