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Special programme in Parliament to support CoPA in streamlining evaluation

A special awareness programme to support the Committee on Public Accounts (CoPA) regarding the further expansion of the evaluation process in the Public Sector was held in Parliament recently, with the participation of Committee members and Chief MP Kabir Hahsim.

The officials of Sri Lanka Evaluation Association (SLEvA) who attended the meeting briefed the CoPA in this regard.

It was also discussed regarding the completion of the National Evaluation draft bill and implementation of the recommendations of the Parliament Select Committee.

Meanwhile, facts were presented about the possibility of establishing an Evaluation Unit when establishing a budget office in Parliament. The need to speed up the preparation of a National Evaluation Policy was also emphasised here.

Further stressing the need for a formal national evaluation process, CoPA Chief Hashim stated that this programme is a preliminary discussion and that he expects to discuss this more widely in the future and take the necessary steps expeditiously.

State Ministers Prasanna Ranaweera, Kader Mastan, MPs Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle, Maj. Pradeep Udugoda, Wasantha Yapa Bandara, Sahan Pradeep Vithana, Prof. Charita Herath and Dr. Harini Amasuriya were present on this occasion. Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake, Assistant Secretary General Tikiri.K Jayathilaka and a group of officials from the CoPA Secretariat were also present on this occasion.


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