Parliament sessions will be telecast live on State TV for one hour from today following a decision madeby the Consultative Committee on Parliamentary Affairs, sources said.They said the sessions would be telecast live via Rupavahini TV channel on an experimental basis.
The telecast will continue uninterrupted if the initial exercise proves a success. This would be the first time that parliamentary debates will be shown live on state TV. However, a few debates such as the debate on the 2000 constitution and the debate on the privatization of national carrier Air Lanka were telecast in 1998. (Yohan Perera)