Youth Parliament to meet under the patronage of President

The maiden sessions of the Youth Parliament is scheduled to be held under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa on 12th January at the National Youth Centre in Maharagama.

A Youth Prime Minister, Speaker, Cabinet and Youth Parliamentarians will be selected following the results of the polls conducted for the Youth Parliament were released. The Chief Returning Officer of the polls was Secretary, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development S.S. Hewapathirana.

Mr. Hewapathirana said that Elections were held under the supervision of the Divisional Secretaries and the guidance of the Youth Services Officers. Youths of all communities took part in voting. Elections were held in 332 Divisional Secretariat Divisions, and no polls were conducted at the Puthukudiyiruppu Division.

He pointed out that 1395 candidates were in the fray. 160 members have been elected to the government group and the opposition also has 160 members. The 13 members elected to the Cabinet will join the Government Group. Therefore the Government group will have 173 members. He revealed that 29 females have been elected. This will be the composition of the Youth Parliament.

The results of the election were released at a media briefing held at the Youth and Skills Development Ministry.

A Youth Prime Minister, Speaker, Cabinet and Youth Parliamentarians will be selected. The maiden sessions of the Youth Parliament are scheduled to be held under the patronage of the President on the 12th of January. It will be held at the National Youth Centre in Maharagama.

Source: Government News Portal

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