Inclusive Governance

Four per cent of the population in Sri Lanka is considered to be hearing impaired. Recognizing “leaving no one behind” and “an inclusive parliament” as priorities, the Parliament of Sri Lanka in collaboration with UNDP provided simultaneous sign language interpretation for the first time ever, for the duration of the 2022 financial year Budget Debate. This move was in line with the UN's overall goal to create a more inclusive and accessible governance framework.