Two-Day Workshop For Govt. MPs In B’tota
- President Also To Attend
By Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema
A two-day workshop attended by President Mahinda Rajapaksa is to be held for governing party members of parliament next Saturday (7) and Sunday (8) in Bentota to discuss the government’s future plans.
The Sunday Leader reliably learns that the workshop is to be held at the Riverina Hotel in Bentota, while the UPFA legislators are also to be lodged at Riverina and the adjoining hotels.
The governing party members are to arrive in Bentota on Friday (6) evening.
UPFA General Secretary and Petroleum Minister, Susil Premajayantha, confirmed the workshop to The Sunday Leader and said it is aimed at giving an insight to the MPs of the government’s many development programmes and to educate the over 50 odd new governing party legislators of the parliamentary functions and the standing orders.
He also noted that UPFA MPs would also be assigned to various ministries to educate them on the functioning of ministries and to coordinate work programmes with the relevant ministries.
“The MPs can then coordinate work at the ministries and work together with the relevant ministers,” Premajayantha said.