The 3rd Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Asia Regional Conference opens in Colombo tomorrow.
Deputy Parliamentary Secretary General Dhammika Dasanayake said that the Conference will continue until the 16th of this month. Speakers and Parliamentarians of Commonwealth countries of the Asian Region including Sri Lanka, Pakistan, the Maldives and Bangladesh are due to participate. The main sessions will begin tomorrow under the patronage of Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne. The Conference will include two days of business session during which the participants will take part in three Plenary Sessions on subjects such as Climate Change and Natural Disasters, Poverty Alleviation and Mother and Child. Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa is the new Chairman of the Asia Commonwealth Regional Secretariat.