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Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena yesterday (15) addressed the All India Presiding Officers Conference (AIPOC) as a guest of honour which was organized by the Indian Lok Sabha through video technology. The conference was held under the theme “The Role of Legislature in Fostering Effective and Meaningful Democracy” to mark the Centennial year of the “All India Presiding Officers Conference” (AIPOC) as well as the International Day of Democracy which is celebrated on September 15 every year. The conference chaired by the Speaker of the Indian Lok Sabha Shri Om Birla and was attended by the President of Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Duarte Pacheco. Speakers from national legislatures including Austria, Guyana, Maldives, Zimbabwe, Mongolia and Namibia also addressed the virtual conference. Presiding officers of state legislatures in India joined via video technology. Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dassanayake was also present.

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