In collaboration with the Strengthening Democratic Governance and Accountability Project (SDGAP) of USAID the second capacity development programme for the journalists of the Parliament was held successfully on 14th and 15th of July 2017 at Avani Kalutara. The programme was participated by 43 media personnel representing a variety of state and private Media Institutions.
Hon. Karu Jayasuriya, Speaker, Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala, Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees, Mr Dhammika Dasanayake, Secretary General of Parliament, Mr Neil Iddawala, Chief of Staff and Deputy Secretary General of Parliament, Ms Kushani Rohanadeera, Assistant Secretary General of Parliament, Mr Tikiri Jayathilake, Assistant Secretary General of Parliament, Ms Alena Tansey, Acting Director, Office of Governance and Vulnerable Populations, USAID and a panel of officials from the Parliament Secretariat were present at the workshop.
Similar to the first capacity development programme a wide range of areas related to Operating Principles of the Parliament of Sri Lanka, Services and logistics for journalists in Parliament and Reporting of Parliament were discussed at the programme.