Opposition seeks chairmanship of COPE and COPA

The Opposition has sough the chairmanship of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) and the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA).

The Committee of Selections of the 09th Parliament of Sri Lanka today decided to call for nominations from political parties for Committees of Special Purposes.

The Committees of Special Purposes include COPE and COPA.

A request was made from the Committee of Selections to give the chairmanship of COPE and COPA to the Opposition.

The request was put forward when the Committee of Selections met at the Parliament complex today.

Former Parliamentarian Sunil Handunnetti served as the chairman of COPE and State Minister of Cooperative Services, Marketing Development and Consumer Protection Lasantha Alagiyawanna headed COPA in the former Parliament. (Colombo Gazette)