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Parliament’s Public Gallery to be reopened from tomorrow

The Parliament Public Gallery, which had been closed for about two years due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and for security reasons, will be reopened from tomorrow, making it possible for the public to view parliament sittings live, revealed Serjeant-at-Arms Narendra Fernando.

The Parliament Serjeant-at-Arms informed the Committee on Parliamentary Affairs of the need to relax the restrictions imposed on visiting the chambers, and accordingly, agreements made thereafter led to the reopening of the gallery for the public to view the sittings live from tomorrow.

The general public will be allowed to watch the Parliament complex from 09.30 am to 03.00 pm on days in which sittings are not taken place.

School authorities can apply for the purpose online through the official website of the Parliament of Sri Lanka and send a fax to 011 2 777 473 or 335, said the Department of Communications of Parliament.

The same facility can be provided to university student groups, state-approved higher education institutes and foreign tourists, added the Parliament Serjeant-at-Arms.


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