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Parliament

The IPU data corresponds to the lower chamber if the parliament is bicameral. For information about upper chambers, refer to Parline

Women in parliament
5.33%
of MPs are women
Youth in parliament
29.67%
of MPs are under 45
MPs' human rights
5
cases currently treated by the Committee on the Human Rights of MPs

This page contains the latest IPU news and data for this parliament. The percentage of women in parliament and the percentage of youth participation correspond to the lower chamber if the parliament is bicameral. The number of MP human rights cases corresponds to the latest decisions of the IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians.

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South Asian Speakers call for more financing to fight climate change

Speakers of Parliament from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka assembled in Malé, Maldives, on 1 and 2 September 2019, for the fourth South Asian Speakers’ Summit on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As representatives of
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Statements
Sri lanka parliament

IPU calls for integrity of Sri Lanka parliament to be respected

The IPU is increasingly concerned about the ongoing political crisis in Sri Lanka, triggered on 26 October by President Sirisena’s removal of Prime Minister Wickremesinghe followed by suspension of Parliament.
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Voices
Thilanga Sumathipala

VIDEO: Thilanga Sumathipala, Sri Lankan MP, on parliament's role in achieving the SDGs

Thilanga Sumathipala, Sri Lankan MP, speaks about how the Sri Lankan Parliament is achieving the SDGs and how consumerism is affecting the future in terms of natural resources. He was at the Parliamentary side event at the UN High Level
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News in brief
Photo from the summit

Third South Asian Speakers’ Summit discusses green growth

Speakers of South Asian Parliaments agreed to a number of action points including: prioritizing green growth strategies and climate change adaptation; strengthening access to education; and promoting the social inclusion of marginalized, vulnerable groups and differently-abled people. The Speakers of Parliament of Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka met in Colombo from 11-12 July 2018 to discuss progress on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their region. The focus of the meeting—the third of its kind—was on sustainable, equitable and green economic growth and on creating decent work for all, including young people and persons with disabilities.
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