An English course has been conducted by the National Institute of Language Education and Training for the Members of Parliament, and only five MPs have successfully completed it and received certificates.
Among the five MPs are a national list MP, a female MP from Kegalle and three MPs from Galle, Kurunegala and Monaragala.
About 15 MPs have joined the course initially and the number has gradually decreased.
For the convenience of MPs, the course was also limited to Parliament sitting days. Apart from MPs, 42 staff members of Parliament also enrolled in the course.