S. Korea’s National Assembly Speaker to visit Sri Lankan Parliament today
January 21, 2022 07:30 am
Speaker of the National Assembly of South Korea, Park Byeong-seug, who is in Sri Lanka for a four-day official visit, is scheduled to tour the Parliament complex today (January 21).
Accompanied by a delegation, Park arrived on the island on Wednesday night at the invitation extended by his Sri Lankan counterpart, Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena.
Upon his arrival at the Parliamentary complex, Park will be accorded a warm welcome by Speaker Abeywardena, Secretary-General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake and Serjeant-at-Arms Narendra Fernando.
Thereafter, Park will pay a courtesy call on his Sri Lankan counterpart and then will observe proceedings of the House from the VIP Gallery.
Meanwhile, the Adjournment Debate on the Government’s Policy Statement presented by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the inauguration of the Second Session of the Ninth Parliament will continue for the third consecutive day today.
The policy statement will accordingly be debated from 10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. today with the consent of the Government and the Opposition lawmakers. Time has been allotted from 12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m. for the lunch break.