Sri Lanka Parliament appoints new members for COPE and COPA committees

Feb 05, 2020 (LBO) – Members of the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) and the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) have been appointed.

Their names were announced today (05) in Parliament. However, the appointment of the Chairmen for these two Committees is yet to be decided at the meeting of the Committees.

The Committee of Selection, on the meeting held on the 24th of January 2020, appointed 16 members to the Committee on Public Accounts in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order 119 (1) of the Parliament.

Accordingly, Ministers Pavithradevi Wanniarachchi, Douglas Devananda, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Duminda Dissanayake, Rohitha Abeygunawardana, Lasantha Alagiyawanna, Shehan Semasinghe, Chandima Weerakkody and MPs Udaya Prabhath Gammanpila, Palitha Range Bandara, Niroshan Perera, Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana, Buddhika Pathirana, S. Shritharan, (Dr.) Nalinda Jayathissa and Wijepala Hettiarachchi were appointed to the Committee on Public Accounts.

The Committee of Selection which met on the 24th of January, 2020 in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order 120 (1) of the Parliament have also appointed members for the Committee on Public Enterprises. The inclusion of 16 MPs to the committee was held to be significant.

Ministers Anura Priyadharshana Yapa, Susil Premajayantha, Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Dayasiri Jayasekara, Jayantha Samaraweera and Mohan Priyadarshana De Silva and MPs Rauff Hakeem, Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, Harsha De Silva, Ajith P. Perera, Sriyani Wijewickrama, Ranjan Ramanayake, Ashok Abeysinghe, Sunil Handunnetti, Mavai S. Senathirajah and D. V. Chanaka were appointed to the Committee on Public Enterprises.