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Forum on Development of Parliamentarism held in Moscow

Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Arjuna Ranatunga, MP Nimal Siripala de Silva and others at the forum in Moscow, Russia.
Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Arjuna Ranatunga, MP Nimal Siripala de Silva and others at the forum in Moscow, Russia.

 A Sri Lankan parliamentary delegation headed by Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Arjuna Ranatunga comprising MP Nimal Siripala de Silva and Secretary-General of Parliament Dhammika Dassanayake participated in the 2nd International Forum, “Development of Parliamentarism,” on July 1-3 in Moscow, Russia.

MPs Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Namal Rajapaksa, Kanchana Wijesekara, and Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council Chairman Kanchana Jayaratna attended the forum.

The event hosted over 800 lawmakers, experts from 132 countries, 41 Speakers and 25 Vice-Speakers of national parliaments.

The Sri Lankan delegation participated at the Opening Ceremony of the Forum during which high-ranking officials such as Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Volodin, Foreign Affairs Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov, and Chairwoman of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation Valentina Matvienko.

The final Plenary Session of the Forum was graced by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on July 3.

Minister Arjuna Ranatunga made a speech at the Section on “International Security: Dialogue of Legislators for Peace and Stability”, while Dhammika Dasanayake, Secretary-General of Parliament delivered a presentation on “Lawmaking and the Legal Framework for the Digital Future: Challenges and Solutions”.

Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Russian Federation Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka hosted Sri Lankan Parliamentary delegates to a luncheon and a dinner.


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