Sajith queries whether Govt will keep promise

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Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa queried in Parliament whether the President and the Speaker are ready to deliver on the promise that the Chairperson posts of Parliament watchdog committees would be given to Opposition MPs.

He also asked whether the Standing Orders of Parliament would be changed to appoint Opposition MPs as Chairpersons of Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) and the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA).

“We nominated SJB MPs Eran Wickramaratne and Kabir Hashim for the above posts. Both, the President and the Speaker promised that these posts will be given to the Opposition. We can see that the circumstances are different now. So, we want to know whether you are ready to fulfill the promise,” Premadasa said.

BY Methmalie Dissanayake