Ranjan among members elected to COPE

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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday announced the names of the new members who were appointed to two main Parliamentary Committees; the Committee On Public Enterprises (COPE) and the Committee On Public Accounts (COPA). UNP MP Ranjan Ramanayake who is presently in remand prison has also been appointed as a member of the COPE representing the opposition.

Accordingly Ministers Anura Priyadharashana Yapa, Susil Premajayantha, Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Dayasiri Jayasekara, Jayantha Samaraweera, Mohan Priyadarshana De Silva, MPs Rauff Hakeem, Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, Harsha de Silva, Ajith P. Perera, Sriyani Wijewickrama, Ranjan Ramanayake, Ashok Abeysinghe, Sunil Handunnetti, Mavai S. Senathirajah, D. V. Chanaka and Sujeewa Senasinghe.

Eran Wickramaratne, Anura Kumara Dissanayake and Nalinda Jayatissa are notable omissions from the COPE. Wijedasa Rajapakshe is a new member who have been included in the committee.

Ministers Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Douglas Devananda,Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Duminda Dissanayake, Rohitha Abeygunawardana, Lasantha Alagiyawanna, Shehan Semasinghe, Chandima Weerakkody and MPs Udaya Gammanpila, Palitha Range Bandara, Niroshan Perera, Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana, Buddhika Pathirana, S Sritharan, Nalinda Jayatissa and Wijepala Hettiarachchi have been appointed to COPA. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardane)

  Comments - 21

  • Lalith Siriwardena Thursday, 06 February 2020 02:06 AM

    Having Ranjan nominated...what a joke?

    Rory Bremner Thursday, 06 February 2020 03:52 PM

    Joker Ranjan is appointed for a reason. We can see this ... grade katha karaya in action. Hope the ambulance will be ready to take him to Mulleriyawa. Speaker Karu must have got a kick to send the joker. Where is this country heading?

    TripleX Thursday, 06 February 2020 03:39 AM

    Waiting to see future outcomes.

    Hora Thursday, 06 February 2020 04:31 AM

    Baduth horage naduth horage

    Sunil Thursday, 06 February 2020 06:05 AM

    Where is Sri Lanka headed?

    Nimal Thursday, 06 February 2020 06:46 AM

    What a joke ? Even what has been happened last month stupid politicians still not learned a lesson. How can a country can be developed with these stupid people.

    Dhammika Thursday, 06 February 2020 07:04 AM

    An excellent selection . Congradulations Hon . Ranjan .

    Sarah Thursday, 06 February 2020 07:23 AM

    Appointing Ranjan? This is the biggest joke you can ever hear! This Speaker is out of his depth. Sooner we get rid of him, the better.

    Ramani Ratnayake Thursday, 06 February 2020 04:00 PM

    Simply old age. Reason for selection of mad Ranjan wasting wasting sovreign money.

    Leslie Gunatilleka Thursday, 06 February 2020 07:50 AM

    Ranjan , Ha Ha. Government is wasting funds, Tax payers’ money.

    Copa Thursday, 06 February 2020 08:11 AM

    Well, COPE has HOPE!!!

    parakum Thursday, 06 February 2020 09:10 AM

    He will do a THOROUGH JOB, very good selection.

    Sam Thursday, 06 February 2020 10:25 AM

    c'mon, Somebody need to take COPE president to Indonesian brothels.. Ranja is de one..

    Roshanaly Thursday, 06 February 2020 11:07 AM

    Ranjan has bought many things to the light.

    Roshan Thursday, 06 February 2020 11:12 AM

    Better choice than the other 224 crooks

    cineha Thursday, 06 February 2020 11:24 AM

    Hope he doesn't show biascope in COPE

    Riza Thursday, 06 February 2020 12:19 PM

    Ranjan is not a crook, but Banna Sujee being appointed is the question? Whilst being in COPE he wrote a book saying there had been no fraud. The it was found that he got funds, had calls and was a key member of the scam.

    Raj Thursday, 06 February 2020 12:34 PM

    The best qualified would be the one who had not robbed the Country and People. Then sure Ranjan qualifies to be in the team. Better he cobbles out everything he knows.

    dIREsTRAITS Thursday, 06 February 2020 12:53 PM

    Ranjan, the only honest guy with a backbone. other ponna buggers are all either on the take or too scared to speak.

    Nimal Thursday, 06 February 2020 01:56 PM

    The most deserved appointment to the COPE, because no one can blame Ranjan as a rogue out of all 225. He is now free for his "one Shots".

    Chathurika Thursday, 06 February 2020 02:17 PM

    these posts need honest MPs like Ranjan.His sexual preferences won't be an impediment while carrying out his duties

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