In the past decade, Sri Lanka has developed parliamentary practices which aim to strengthen parliament and safeguard the independence of commissions. In this evolving political environment, parliament has a key role to play to secure these ambitions. Through our programmes, WFD has engaged with key parliamentary stakeholders as they seek to develop and embed parliamentary practices that will contribute to strengthened oversight and scrutiny of the executive and provide more avenues for inclusive political participation.
Supporting a gender responsive and inclusive parliament
Supporting the Parliament to strengthen oversight and legislative processes and rule
Supporting political parties to be consultative and representative
Supporting National Audit Office officials in forensic audit training
Oversight Committees provide stronger oversight of the executive and operations
Parliament has strengthened the role of the presiding officers
The Parliament has strengthened accountable and inclusive practices, procedures and rules
From 2016-2019, Chairs of all 16 Sectoral Oversight Committees, COPA and COPE – members of parliament from key parties and factions in government and opposition – participated in 3 day workshops at the House of Commons on committee operations, public engagement and media access.