Charitha Herath nominated to serve on COPE Committee

October 18, 2022 at 10:22 AM

Former Chairman of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) Prof. Charitha Herath has been nominated to serve in the new COPE Committee.

Addressing Parliament today (18), Deputy Speaker MP Ajith Rajapakse announced that Prof. Charitha Herath will fill the vacancy which occurred after the resignation of opposition MP Dr. Harsha de Silva. 

Following the announcement of a 27-member COPE Committee, Prof. Herath had slammed the government, especially President Ranil Wickremesinghe and Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, for omitting his name.

Thereafter, on 4th October, Opposition Leader MP Sajith Premadasa proposed in Parliament to nominate Prof. Charitha Herath to the new COPE committee. 

MP Premadasa said Samagi Jana Balawegaya MP Dr. Harsha de Silva who was appointed a member of the Committee has taken a voluntary decision to step down from the COPE committee.

Dr. Harsha de Silva had announced his resignation on the grounds of holding the post of Chairman of the Committee on Public Finance and the workload related to the Committee.

MP Premadasa said as such, the Opposition has decided to propose Prof. Charitha Herath to fill the vacancy on the COPE Committee. (NewsWire)