Speaker announces COPF members

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Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena yesterday (10) announced to the House that the following members have been nominated by the Committee of Selection to serve in the Committee on Public Finance (COPF).

In terms of the provisions of Standing Order 121 of Parliament, MPs Bandula Gunawardena, Vidura Wickramanayaka, Nalin Fernando,  Anura Priyadharshana Yapa, Vijitha Herath,  Duminda Dissanayake,  Shehan Semasinghe, Premitha Bandara Tennakoon, Dr. Harsha de Silva, Indika Anuruddha Herath, Siripala Gamalath, Seetha Arambepola, Dr. Suren Raghavan, M.A. Sumanthiran, Kavinda Jayawardhana, Mujibur Rahuman, Harshana Rajakaruna, Chaminda Wijesiri, Isuru Dodangoda, Anupa Pasqual, and Ranjith Bandara were appointed to serve as the COPF members.

Meanwhile, in terms of the provisions of Standing Order 115 of Parliament and the motion agreed to by Parliament yesterday (10), the following members were nominated to serve in the Committee on Parliamentary Business.

Nimal Siripala de Silva, Douglas Devananda, M.U.M. Ali Sabry, Kanchana Wijesekera, Chamal Rajapaksa, Johnston Fernando, Gayantha Karunatileka, Anura Kumara Dissanayake, Rauff Hakeem, Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Gamini Lokuge, C.B. Rathnayake, Rishad Bathiudeen, Wimal Weerawansa, Ranjith Maddumbandara, Mano Ganesan, Dayasiri Jayasekara, Rohitha Abegunawardhana, G.G. Ponnambalam, M.A. Sumanthiran, and Sagara Kariyawasam were appointed as members of Committee on Parliamentary Business.

The committee will be chaired by the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker, the Deputy Chairperson of Committees, the Leader of the House of Parliament, the Opposition Leader, the Chief Government Whip and the Chief Opposition Whip are also the members of the committee.