The first session of the Youth Parliament will be inaugurated under the patronage of President Rajapaksa on the 12th of December.
It will be held at the Maharagama National Youth Centre. The aim of the Youth Parliament is to train the younger generation to take over future political leadership. Acceptance of nominations ended at 12.00 noon yesterday. 325 representatives are elected to the youth Parliament through secret ballot from each divisional secretariat area. Three more are appointed by the Secretary to the Ministry of Youth Affairs. Acceptance of nominations started on the first of last month. The Members of registered Youth Services Councils have the ability to vote.