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Speaker elected Deputy Chairman of CPA

Sep 26, 2010 5:54:46 AM - itnnews.lk

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa has been appointed the Deputy Chairman of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA).

According to an announcement made by the Speaker’s office, the selection was made during the annual conference of the 56th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association in Nairobi, Kenya. 175 branches of 54 countries represented the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association The 57th General Assembly of the Association is scheduled to be held in Colombo in the year 2012. The Speaker’s Office said that next year’s Asia Regional Conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association would be held in Colombo. Two Commonwealth Parliamentary Association sessions have been conducted in Sri Lanka previously in the years 1975 and 1999.