The 3rd annual Commonwealth Parliamentary Session has got underway in Colombo today.
The session was inaugurated under the patronage of Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne this morning. Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa and Speaker of the Indian Parliament Meera Kumar were among Speakers and Parliamentarians from Asian countries including Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal. The session will be held till the 16th of this month. Preliminary discussions are being held on climatic change and natural disasters while elimination of poverty and forging closer relations between parents and children will also be discussed.