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MP Rohitha elected COPE Chairman, Lasantha COPA Chairman

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SLPP MP Rohitha Abeygunawardane was elected as the new Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) chairman yesterday with the majority of votes.

He was elected when the first meeting of the COPE for the Fifth Session of the Ninth Parliament was held in Parliament yesterday. Initially, the names of MPs Rohitha Abeygunawardena and Gamini Waleboda were proposed for the post of COPE Chairman. MP Rohitha Abeygunawardena was proposed by MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage and seconded by the MP Sanjeeva Edirimanna. Name of MP Gamini Waleboda was proposed by MP Hesha Withanage and confirmed by the MP Dilan Perera. Accordingly, the voting was held and MP Rohitha Abeygunawardena was elected with the majority of votes.

Addressing the committee, the newly appointed COPE Chairman said that he expects the support of all members to carry forward the work of the Committee. He also said that he expects to work with everyone as members of the same committee without any party politics. He also mentioned that he is expected to successfully carry out duties with his previous experience as a member of the COPE Committee.The MPs who were at the meeting also pointed out the need to monitor the implementation of the recommendations given by the COPE Committee and the need to change the standing orders so that legal measures can be taken against the institutions and officials who do not implement the recommendations.

State Transport Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna was unanimously appointed as the new Chairman of the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) again by the members representing the government and the opposition. The first meeting of COPA for the Fifth Session of the Ninth Parliament was held in Parliament yesterday. The name of State Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna was proposed by MP Vajira Abeywardena and Seconded by MP. S. Sritharan.

The new Chair discussed the future activities of the Committee with the present members. He stated that he expects the support of all the Committee members to make these future activities successful.

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