SriLankan Airlines, Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation, and several other institutions have been summoned to appear before the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) said its Chairman Prof. Charitha Herath.
The decision was taken at the special COPE meeting held in Parliament yesterday (22). The meeting was held to decide on how future meetings should be held amid COVID-19 as COPE meetings could not be held as usual.
Accordingly, the committee members agreed to summon SriLankan Airlines on July 06th and Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation on July 07th before the COPE to review the current context of the relevant institutions.
It is also expected to inquire into the current status of Litro Gas Lanka Company and Litro Gas Terminal Lanka Company under the Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation. In addition, the committee members agreed to summon institutions that could not be summoned previously starting from the 08th of July.
The COPE also focused on the Mahapola Higher Education Scholarship Trust Fund, which is currently under the Mahapola Trust Fund which has been proposed to be taken up in Parliament for debate.
In addition, the methodology for holding COPE meetings in line with health regulations in the face of the prevailing COIVD situation was also taken into discussion. Accordingly, 06 officials the Chairman of the relevant Government institution, officials in charge of institutional accounts as well as the respective Secretary to the relevant Ministry with which the government institution is affiliated, are scheduled to be summoned before the Committee whilst attention will be given in having the other officials connect through a digital platform.
Hon. Ministers Mahinda Amaraweera, Sarath Weerasekara, Hon. State Ministers Hon. Susil Premajayantha, Indika Anuruddha Herath, D. V. Chanaka, Hon. Members of Parliament Rauff Hakeem, Jagath Pushpakumara, Anura Kumara Dissanayake, Eran Wickramaratne, Harsha de Silva, Nalin Bandara, S M Marikkar were present at the COPE meeting conducted. – Parliament