Ambassador Aruni Ranaraja paid a courtesy call on Hon. Feliciano R. Belmonte, Jr., Speaker of the House of Representatives, on 1st February 2016.

During the discussion, Speaker Belmonte revealed that he is keen to establish a Philippines-Sri Lanka Parliamentarians’ Friendship Group for stronger political and parliamentary alliances between the two legislative bodies.


Discussion with Honorable Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives

(In photo – Left to Right: Hon. Gus S. Tambunting (Vice-Chairman, Committee on Trade and Industry), Hon. Rufus B. Rodriguez (Chairman, Ad Hoc Committee on Bangsamoro Basic Law), Hon. Raul V. Del Mar (Chairman, Committee on Inter-Parliamentary Relations & Diplomacy), Hon. Feliciano R. Belmonte, Jr. (House Speaker) Ambassador Aruni Ranaraja, Hon. Maria Zenaida Angping (Senior Vice Chairperson, Committee on Inter-Parliamentary Relations & Diplomacy), Hon. Linabelle Ruth R. Villarica (Chairperson, Committee on Women & Gender Equality), Hon. Estrellita B. Suansing (Vice Chairperson, Committee on Women and Gender Equality)