Westminster and Cardiff play host to Sri Lankan parliamentarians

Verity Sharp

Six young cross party Sri Lankan parliamentarians and political representatives visited the UK between 25 February and 5 March this year, to explore different models of governance and democracy, and to continue the parliamentarians’ engagement with UK-based diaspora.

This most recent visit, funded by the British High Commission in Colombo, is the third in a series of dialogues and cross-learning experiences.

Mike Lake, director of the Royal Commonwealth Society, said: “This visit is part of a wider programme of work towards peaceful development in Sri Lanka.

“We were delighted to welcome this cross-party group back to the UK, to meet with British MPs and diaspora communities and explore governance and inclusivity in the UK context.”

The delegates visited the Greater London Authority, the Welsh Assembly and the Houses of Parliament to learn about the different levels of governance in the UK, sitting in on First Minister’s Questions in Wales and PM’s Questions in Westminster.

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Verity Sharp is Programmes Officer at the Royal Commonwealth Society


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