Handunetti re-appointed to COPE Chairman again, Alagiyawanna to head COPA

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JVP MP Sunil Handunnetti was re-appointed as the Chairman of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) and SLFP Deputy Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna as the Chairman of the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) yesterday.

Handunnetti was unanimously voted as the COPE Chairman, as proposed by MP Dayasiri Jayasekara and seconded by MP Lakshman Yapa Abeywardana.

Alagiyawanna was unanimously voted as the COPA Chairman as proposed by Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe and seconded by UNP MP Kavinda Jayawardena.

Handunnetti told the focus of the COPE meeting was on a list of institutes that will be summoned before the COPE during the course of this month.

He also said that they discussed on a way to provide official information on the COPE meetings to media.

At yesterday’s COPE meeting, Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake proposed to establish a committee responsible for sudden raids, re-elected COPE Chairman Sunil Handunnetti yesterday said. COPE will take further steps on the proposal soon, he added.

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