By Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana
The Committee on Parliamentary Business consisting of 26 Members of Parliament was announced by the Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena in Parliament yesterday.
According to the Standing Orders of Parliament, Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena is the Chairperson while Deputy Speaker Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, Deputy Chairperson of Committees Angajan Ramanathan, Leader of the House and Minister, Dinesh Gunawardena, Leader of the Opposition, Sajith Premadasa, Chief Government Whip and Minister Johnston Fernando, Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kiriella, were announced as members of the committee.
In addition Chamal Rajapaksa, Nimal Siripala de Silva, Prof. G.L Peiris, Douglas Devananda, Dullas Alahapperuma, Wimal Weerawansa, Mahinda Amaraweera, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Prasanna Ranatunga, .Mahinda Samarasingha, Gayantha Karunathilaka, Rauf Hakeem, Anura Kumara Dissanayake, Dilan Perera, Rishad Bathiudeen, Ranjith Maddumabandara, Mano Ganeshan, M.A. Sumanthiran and Ali Sabri Raheem are the other members of the committee.