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Speaker appoints 18 MPs to Committee on High Posts

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Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardene named 18 members for the Committee on High Posts in Parliament today.

They included: Chamal Rajapaksa, Nimal Siripala de Silva, Dinesh Gunawardena, Johnston Fernando, Douglas Devananda, Bandula Gunawardene, Keheliya Rambukwella, Udaya Gammanpila, Ramesh Pathirana, Sudhashni Fernandopulle, Vidura Wickramanayake, John Seneviratne, Anura Priyadharashna Yapa, Vijitha Herath, Rishad Bathiudeen, Talatha Athukorala and Sarath Fonseka.

The main task of the Committee is to look into whether persons named by the President to important posts such as heads of Sri Lankan diplomatic missions, secretaries of ministries and heads of Corporations are eligible to hold such posts. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • Dr Choka Tuesday, 08 September 2020 05:32 PM

    Can this committee override president's selection?

    Same Game Tuesday, 08 September 2020 06:39 PM

    No. It is a rubber stamp committee.

    Hector Tuesday, 08 September 2020 06:14 PM

    What a joke! 14 cronies and only 4 opposition members. Do the opposition parties have a say?

    Bandu Tuesday, 08 September 2020 06:28 PM

    Every voting guaranteed 14 for govt. to 4. Waste of our time and money.

    sam silva Tuesday, 08 September 2020 06:28 PM

    Start with the criminal who got elected to the parliament. Having crooks to catch the crooks.

    Bad Boy Tuesday, 08 September 2020 06:29 PM

    How many are SLPP - MP's will they ever go against the President, only an eye wash.

    Anura Jayantha Tuesday, 08 September 2020 09:35 PM

    Well done! Democracy at work!


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