Sri Lanka Youth Parliament to convene next week

Friday, 18 October 2013 00:00 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Sri Lanka’s Youth Parliament will meet for its fourth session next week at the National Youth Services Council in Maharagama. The fourth sessions are to be held on 21 and 22 October. Youth Affairs Minister Dullas Alahapperuma is scheduled to participate in the session as the chief guest on 21 October. Members of the Youth Parliament are to focus attention on key topics including good governance, quality education, generating employment opportunities to the youth and the participation of youth in national development programs. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay addressed the third session of the second Sri Lanka Youth Parliament during her visit to Sri Lanka in August this year. The High Commissioner commended the institution for its dedication to a tolerant and all-inclusive approach and expressed hope that members of the youth led organisation filled with bright, enthusiastic students from all across the country will usher a new era in the country. The Youth Parliament comprises 412 members.