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UN to provide $300M to SL for development Programmes of next 5 years

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The United Nations was expecting to provide more than 300 million dollars through the new co-operation framework for the development Programmes of next 5 years including the adoption of the Anti-Corruption Act and the establishment of the Parliamentary Budget Office, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka Marc-André Franche said.

He gave this assurance during a meeting with Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana recently, the Communication Department of Parliament said.

The envoy congratulated Sri Lanka on the adoption of the Anti-Corruption Act and the establishment of the Parliamentary Budget Office.

The Speaker expressed his gratitude for the continuous support of the United Nations Development Programme as a development partner of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

Furthermore, views were also exchanged on Sri Lanka’s legislative process, electoral system, peace-building activities and women’s representation in politics.

Kushani Rohanadeera, Secretary General of Parliament explained the programmes by the Women Parliamentarians’ Caucus to strengthen the representation of women in politics and the inclusion of youth representatives for the Sectoral Oversight Committees.

-Daily Mirror

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