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The Secretary General of the CPA meets with the Speaker

The Secretary General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, (CPA) Mr. Stephen Twigg who arrived in the island the 10 th of January, met with Hon. Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana, Speaker of Parliament.

The Secretary General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, (CPA) Mr. Stephen Twigg visited Parliament and met with the Hon. Speaker and other high officials for cordial discussions last Friday (13) in Parliament.

The Secretary General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association during his visit to Parliament also met with Hon. (Dr.) Susil Premajayantha, Minister of Education and Leader of the House of Parliament. A separate discussion was also held with Member of Parliament Hon. Yadamini Gunawardena and State Minister Hon. (Dr.) Suren Raghavan.

During the discussions held, Secretary General Mr. Stephen Twigg made a special emphasis on the CPA Parliamentary Academy which was initiated as a central learning hub for Commonwealth Parliamentarians and parliamentary officials and stated that the purpose of the said initiation has extended to anyone who wishes to learn about Parliaments and key thematic topics. Moreover, Mr. Twigg elaborated on the importance of extending women representation in Parliaments across the Commonwealth Parliaments.

Mr. Stephen Twigg, accompanied by Ms. Emily Davies, Head of Strategy and Engagement of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association also met with the Secretary General of Parliament Mr. Dhammika Dasanayake, Chief of Staff and Deputy Secretary-General of Parliament Ms. Kushani Rohanadheera and Assistant Secretary General of Parliament Mr. Tikiri Jayathilaka for a cordial discussion followed by a special tour around Parliament.

The Secretary General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association also met with senior officials of the Parliament staff and discussed future opportunities and areas of improvements.

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