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    Several Parliamentary Committees are Appointed – Harsha returns to the Same Position

    The composition of five crucial parliamentary committees has been unveiled, with Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana tabling the lists of appointed Members of Parliament (MPs) earlier today (Feb. 09). These appointments were made in accordance with motions passed by Parliament during its Fifth Session of the Ninth Parliament, which commenced on Feb. 07 under the ceremonial inauguration by President Ranil Wickremesinghe.

    The newly appointed committees include the Ministerial Consultative Committee on Transport and Highways, the Ministerial Consultative Committee on Tourism and Lands, the Committee on Parliamentary Business, the Committee on Public Accounts, and the Committee on Ways and Means.

    Committee on Parliamentary Business

    The Committee on Parliamentary Business, in line with Standing Order 115 of Parliament and the motion passed by the House, comprises key figures such as the Speaker as Chair, the Deputy Speaker, the Deputy Chairperson of Committees, the Leader of the House of Parliament, the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, the Chief Government Whip, and the Chief Opposition Whip. This committee is tasked with overseeing and managing the legislative agenda and parliamentary proceedings.

    Members:

    • Nimal Siripala de Silva
    • Attorney at Law Pavithradevi Wanniarachchi
    • Douglas Devananda
    • Mahinda Amaraweera
    • M.U. M. Ali Sabry, PC
    • Kanchana Wijesekera
    • Chamal Rajapaksa
    • Johnston Fernando
    • Gayantha Karunatilleka
    • Anura Dissanayaka
    • Prof. G. L. Peiris
    • Rauff Hakeem
    • Gamini Lokuge
    • Wajira Abeywardana
    • A. L. M. Athaullah
    • C. B. Rathnayake
    • Rishad Bathiudeen
    • R. M. Ranjith Madduma Bandara
    • Mano Ganesan
    • Rohitha Abegunawardhana
    • Namal Rajapaksa
    • Sagara Kariyawasam
    • Eran Wickramaratne
    • G. G. Ponnambalam
    • M. A. Sumanthiran

    Committee on Public Finance

    Dr. Harsha De Silva, Member of Parliament, has been reappointed as the Chairman of the Committee on Government Finance.

    Members:

    • Shehan Semasinghe
    • Dr. Seetha Arambepola
    • Dr. Suren Raghavan
    • Anupa Pasqual
    • Johnston Fernando
    • Rauff Hakeem
    • Wajira Abeywardana
    • Vijitha Herath
    • Mahindananda Aluthgamage
    • Duminda Dissanayake
    • Chandima Weerakkody
    • Dr. Nalaka Godahewa
    • Nimal Lanza
    • M. A. Sumanthiran
    • Dr. Kavinda Heshan Jayawardhana
    • Mayantha Dissanayake
    • Harshana Rajakaruna
    • U. K. Sumith Udukumbura
    • Dr. Major Pradeep Undugoda
    • Isuru Dodangoda
    • Premnath C. Dolawatte
    • Madhura Withanage
    • M. W. D. Sahan Pradeep Withana

    Committee on Ways and Means

    Members:

    • Lasantha Alagiyawanna
    • Anuradha Jayaratne
    • Sisira Jayakody
    • Shasheendra Rajapaksa
    • W. D. J. Seneviratne
    • S. M. M. Muszhaaraff
    • Sanjeeva Edirimanna
    • Nalaka Bandara Kottegoda

    Ministerial Consultative Committee on Transport and Highways

    The Committee of Selection has appointed individuals to serve on the Ministerial Consultative Committee on Transport and Highways, following the guidelines outlined in Standing Order 112(1) of the Parliament and the motion passed by Parliament.

    Members:

    • Dilum Amunugama
    • Rohitha Abegunawardhana
    • Ashok Abeysinghe
    • Mohomad Muzammil
    • Lalith Varna Kumara

    Ministerial Consultative Committee on Tourism and Lands

    Members:

    • Geetha Samanmale Kumarasinghe
    • Gayantha Karunatilleka
    • Kapila Athukorala
    • Amirthanathan Adaikkalanathan
    • Nipuna Ranawaka

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