A ceremony to award scholarships and stationery items for the children of the members of parliament staff was held at the Parliament complex today (Dec 15th) with the patronage & presence of the Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Karu Jayasuriya. This was organized by the Parliamentary staff welfare & special projects committee.
Children of parliament staff members were presented with stationery items, books, school bags, footwear etc., while those who had performed excellently at national-level examinations were awarded with scholarships as an encouragement for their future educational & extracurricular activities. Members of the staff who had excelled in sports at national & international level were also felicitated at the ceremony.
Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala, Minister of Lands and Parliamentary Reforms and the Chief Government Whip, Hon. Gayantha Karunatileka, Secretary-General of Parliament, Deputy Secretary-General, Assistant Secretaries-General, Department Heads, Members of the Staff & their children were also present at the occasion.