The Sri Lankan branch delegate’s entitlement is increased this year with eight delegates, one executive committee member, one CWP member, one branch secretary and one regional secretary given the opportunity to take part in the 58th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference that will be held at the BMICH, from today to September 15th.
The branch leaders will make contributions at the workshops which deal with a variety of topics arranged on September 12th providing delegates with opportunities for detailed discussions.
The opening ceremony will take place under President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s patronage on September 11th.
Deputy Speaker and 58th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference Organising Committee chairman Chandima Weerakkody said most participants for the conference will arrive in the country today while some delegates have already arrived.
The Deputy Speaker said 53 countries have confirmed participation while 179 branches have also confirmed participation.