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MoU signed between Parliament, UGC for research and data mobilization

For the first time in the history, a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Parliament of Sri Lanka and University Grants Commission (UGC) for research and data mobilization.

The event was held under the patronage of Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri. Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dassanayake and Chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC) Prof.Sampath Amarathunga signed the MoU at the Parliament Premises yesterday.

The main objectives of this MoU are to develop a repository of research findings of State Universities for the past ten (10) years from the date of this agreement with access to the parliament ,to enable UGC to present the latest findings every six months to Parliament and table it as public information and for the parliament Research Unit (PRU) to act as the cording entity which will seek academic guidance from an identified pool of academic resources upon the requirements of Parliament.

Addressing the gathering the Speaker said that it would be a great achievement to establish this programme with University Grants Commission (UGC). Also, he said that during his tenure they were able to reduce Bribery and Corruption through the establishment of Right to Information Act and Opening the Committees such as CoPE to media. Further he requested general pubic to send important persons as public representatives of Parliament.

Chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC) Prof.Sampath Amarathunga said that with this MoU they were going to combine all state universities and their researches together with Parliament without spending Millions or Billions to give away all the important information to our policy makers.

Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dassanayake said that it was a significant day in the history of Parliament and in future policy makers would be able to refer this information easily for the betterment of this country. Further he thanked the representatives of University Grant Commission (UGC), UNAID and SDGAP.

Deputy Secretary General of parliament Mr Neil Iddawela,Assistant Secretary General of Parliament Ms Kushani Rohanadheera, Assistant Secretary General of Parliament Mr Tikiri Jayathilake were also present at the event.

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MoU signed between Parliament and UGC - UPDATE (17:26)

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Parliament of Sri Lanka and University Grants Commission (UGC) for the research and data mobilization.

The event was held under the patronage of Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri. Secretary General of Parliament DhammikaDassanayake and Chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC) Prof.SampathAmarathunga signed the MoU at the Parliament Premises today.

The main objectives of this MoU are to develop a repository of research findings of State Universities for the past ten (10) years from the date of this agreement with access to the parliament ,to enable UGC to present the latest findings every 06 months to the parliament and table it as public information  and for the parliament Research Unit (PRU) to act as the cording  entity which will seek academic guidance from an identified pool of academic resources upon the requirements of the parliament.

Parliament and UGC signs MoU  - (15:31)

The Parliament of Sri Lanka and the University Grants Commission is scheduled to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish an academic research network on the parliamentary process.

The  MoU will be signed at the parliamentary premises today, stated the Parliamentary Media Division.

Secretary-General of Parliament Dhammika Dissanayake and Chairman of the UGC Prof. Sampath Amarathunga will attend the signing of the MoU.


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