Lankapage Logo CP 22 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Leader of the House proposes to increase powers of all parliamentary Committees including COPE and COPA
Fri, May 20, 2022, 06:19 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 20, Colombo: A motion to amend the Standing Orders and increase the powers of all Parliament Committees including COPE and COPA will be tabled in Parliament today or next week, the Leader of the House, Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said in Parliament today (20).

Dinesh Gunawardena, Leader of the House said the government will submit to Parliament today or next week a draft amendment to the Standing Orders in a manner that empowers Committee on Public Accounts (COPA), Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) as well as the other committees.

Minister Gunawardena noted that at present the Committee Chairs do a great service by traditionally submitting a report to Parliament but unable to take any further action.

“The powers needed to go beyond that are not enough. As the Leader of the House, I will discuss and hand over the draft to you to obtain those powers to the relevant Committees. We hope that we will be able to move more effectively as a result.”

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Luminex Limited lists on the Diri Savi Board after a capital raise of Rs. 250 Million
-- [7 hours ago]
Minister of Justice visits Jaffna to resolve Northern people’s issues
Opposition Leader promises to provide solutions to victims of political revenge within 6 months
Three-hour day and night power cuts from tomorrow
Revised notice regarding the conduct of schools during the week from June 27 to July 1, 2022
High Level U.S. delegation arrives in Sri Lanka to address the economic crisis
Calling of officers to government offices restricted further
Prices of food items to go up by 10%
Father and Mother die in house fire, two daughters injured
Sri Lanka hikes fuel prices

Copyright © 2000, 2020 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.