The 56th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference has got off the ground in Kenya.
The meeting is being held in Nairobi. 600 Parliamentarians and Parliamentary staff from 175 Commonwealth Parliaments and Legislatures are participating. The Sri Lankan delegation is headed by Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa. The other members of the team are Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe, and Parliamentarians Sudarshani Fernandopulle, Earl Gunasekara, Vijitha Herath and Sriyani Wijesinghe. Mrs. Sudarshani Fernandopulle is scheduled to deliver two lectures at the meeting. It will deal on Women’s welfare in the region and food and water issues.
Participants are expected to exchange views on global political issues and developments in the parliamentary system.