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Wednesday, 26 April 2017 - 9:59
'Sri Lanka is a beacon of hope for other parliamentary democracies' – says IPU President
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President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, Saber Chowdhury has stated that Sri Lanka is a beacon of hope for other parliamentary democracies and President Maithripala Sirisena is an inspiration to all those who working to strengthen democracy in the world.

The IPU President said steps, taken by President Sirisena,  to dilute executive powers of the Sri Lankan Executive Presidency and vest them with the parliament is an important step towards strengthening democracy.

Chowdhury made this statement when he called on President Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday.

Meanwhile, another 65 families who lost their houses in the Meethotamulla incident received access to their new homes yesterday at a ceremony presided over by President Maithripala Sirisena.
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