Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa to raise question on Coronavirus
By Yohan Perera
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is expected to announce the names of new members, who would be included in the Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) and Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) today, Parliamentary sources said yesterday.
Sources told Daily Mirror that almost all former members of COPE and COPA had been retained while MP Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe is expected to be nominated as a new member in the COPE. The chairpersons of the two committees will be chosen by their members when they meet.
The committees became defunct when Parliament was prorogued just after the Presidential Election last year.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is expected to answer questions raised by the Opposition under Standing Orders 27(2) during the past Parliamentary weeks. It was also reported that Leader of Opposition Sajith Premadasa would raise a question on Coronavirus today.