MP Jagath Pushpakumara was re-elected as the Chairman of the Committee on Public Petitions, for the Third Session of the Ninth Parliament. His name was proposed by MP Piyankara Jayaratne and seconded by MP Vadivel Suresh at the inaugural committee meeting held on 1 September at the Parliament premises.
Pushpakumara also served as the Chairman of the Committee on Public Petitions during the Second session of the ninth Parliament.
The Committee Members were recently appointed by the Committee on Selections, in accordance with Standing Order 120 (1) of Parliament. MPs Imthiaz Bakeer Markar, Jagath Pushpakumara, Piyankara Jayaratne, Dilip Wedaarachchi, Vadivel Suresh, S. Viyalanderan, Ashoka Priyantha, A. Aravindh Kumar, Geetha Samanmalee Kumarasinghe, B. Y. G. Rathnasekara, Sarathi Dushmantha, Govindan Karunakaram, Jayantha Ketagoda, Mohomad Muzammil, Thushara Indunil Amarasena, Velu Kumar, Waruna Liyanage, U. K. Sumith Udukumbura, Mayadunna Chinthaka Amal, Nipuna Ranawaka, Gamini Waleboda, Rajika Wickramasinghe and M. W. D. Sahan Pradeep Withana were appointed by the Committee on Selection to serve in the Committee on Public Petitions.