COPE wants more clout

9 February 2017 09:50 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) has asked for more powers including authority to conduct public hearings, its Chairman Sunil Handunnetti said today.

Mr. Handunnetti told a media briefing that the committee has presented these proposals on to the committee appointed by Speaker to look into the amendment of standing orders.

"COPE has asked for the amendments of standing orders for it to conduct public hearings and to open the sessions to the media," he said.

Mr. Handunnetti who elaborated future action which COPE intended taking about 15 state enterprises which had incurred a total loss of Rs 110 billion, said the committee will summon the officers of these institutions to ensure corrective action.

Meanwhile, he said COPE would present a special report on the rice import scandals that had taken place in 2014 and in 2015. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 4

  • Bala Thursday, 09 February 2017 10:29 PM

    Why only to ensure corrective action. What about punitive action and recovery of these losses.

    Gamarala Sunday, 12 February 2017 12:07 AM

    Name and shame all wrong doers. via DM Android App

    Yeti Friday, 10 February 2017 08:18 AM

    Hmmmm, enterprising!!!

    jan Friday, 10 February 2017 08:58 AM

    Fantastic Mr Hadunnetti make arrangements punish those people who misuse peoples money via DM Android App

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