Parliament of Sri Lanka’s official website (parliament.lk) became the most accoladed website at the “BestWeb.lk” awards ceremony organized by the LK Domain Registry. The ceremony was held at the Galadari Hotel, Colombo on the 4th of April 2017. Parliament’s website received Gold for the Sinhala and Tamil categories, while gaining Silver for the Government category. It was also selected as the Most Popular Government Website.
This year’s competition was organized for the 7th time, and as in the past, winners were chosen based on the number of votes, web traffic and marks given by judges. Websites are judged on creativity, quality of graphics & design, artistry, technological expertise and the quality of the content, made available to the user. A total of more than 250 websites participated in the competition under 9 categories. Parliament.lk has previously won at this competition in 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Parliament.lk facilitates an additional communication channel in addition to the Mobile App, for the public to communicate with Parliament. The website offers parliamentary information including Proceedings of the House, Member information, Acts & Bills, Questions, Committee information, Calendar, News, Statistics etc. Documents such as Hansard, Order Paper, Order Book, Addendum etc. can be downloaded via the site while a live webcast of proceedings is also available. Since the launch of the Sinhala & Tamil versions of the website in 2008, a great deal has been done to keep all three versions synchronized, providing the stakeholders with up-to-date information.
Many distinguished guests from the government and private sector graced the award ceremony. Secretary of the Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure, Mr Wasantha Deshapriya, was the Chief Guest.