A team including chairpersons and members of the Sectoral Oversight Committees of ParliamentSri Lanka will leave for the United States of America on October 21 and 22 to study the committee.process of the United States Congress, with the full financial sponsorship of the United StatesAgency for International Development (USAID) and the technical and coordination assistance of theNational Democratic Institute (NDI)

This study programme is conducted with the aim of sharing knowledge and ideas about the activities ofthe committees that have been active for a long time in the United States Congress, holding

discussions with the members of those committees, identifying their technical achievements as well.as observing their innovative trends and studying how public participation in the respective committees.

Also, the above study programme will help to develop a vision with a more democratic approach to the functions of the relevant committees as well as to get the active contribution of the back benchers.