The two-day Orientation Workshop for Members of Parliament (MP)s began today at the Parliamentary Complex.

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa was  the Chief Guest at the opening session along with Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena.

The Department of Communication of the Parliament of Sri Lanka also launched its journal publication ‘Parliament Sara Sanhitha’ at the Orientation Seminar.

Secretary General of Parliament, Dhammika Dasanayake presented the journal to the Chief guest of the event, Prime Minister  Mahinda Rajapaksa, Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, Deputy Speaker of Parliament  Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, Deputy Chairperson of Committees  Angajan Ramanathan,  Leader of the House  Dinesh Gunawardena, Chief Government Whip  Johnston Fernando and the  Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kiriella.

The publication was also distributed among the novice MPs attending the Orientation Seminar organized by the Parliament Secretariat.

The Journal consists of journal articles covering a wide range of information with regards to Parliamentary proceedings, traditions, and history. The publication intends to serve as a resource book for the benefit of the novice MPs.

The orientation program was attended mainly by first time MPs 
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, SG Dhammika Dasanayake & Speaker Mahinda Yapa 
Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kiriella,Chief Govt.Whip Johnston Fernando & others at the orientation program's launch