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By Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent

Members for some of the Sectoral Oversight Committees were appointed yesterday at Parliament. These committees are empowered to examine all Bills, resolutions, treaties, reports and other matters relating to subjects within their jurisdiction.

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Harsha de Silva, Deputy Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs Arundika Fernando, Deputy Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Karunarathna Paranawithana, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Nimal Lanza, UPFA MP Bandula Gunawardane, UPFA MP Lakshman Senewiratne, UPFA MP Vasudeva  Nanayakkara, JVP MP Sunil Handunnetti, UNP MP Vadivel Suresh, UNP MP Edward Gunasekara, UNP MP Ananda Kumarasiri, UNP MP K.K. Piyasdasa, ITAK MP K. Thurairetnasingam, UNP MP Buddhika Pathirana, ITAK MP E. Saravanapavan, ITAK MP M.A. Sumanthiran, UNP MP Mohamed Navavi, UNP MP S.M. Marikkar, UNP MP HarshanaRajakaruna, ITAK MP Shanthi Sriskandarasa were appointed to the Economic Development Committee. 

Deputy Minister of Housing and Construction Indika Bandaranayake, Deputy Minister of Disaster Management Dunesh Gankanda, Deputy Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Ajith P. Perera, Deputy Minister of Public Enterprise Development Eran Wickramaratne, Deputy Minister of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure Tharanath Basnayake, Deputy Minister of Mahaweli Development and Environment Anuradha Jayaratne, UPFA MP Dinesh Gunwaradena, JVP MP Bimal Rathnayake, UNP MP Ranjith Aluvihare, ITAK MP Annamalai Nadesu Sivasakthi, UNP MP Lakshman Ananda Wijemanne, UPFA MP Namal Rajapaksa, UNP MP Nalaka Prasad Colonne, UNP MP Dr. Kavinda Heshan Jayawardana, UNP MP Mayantha Dissanayake, UNP MP Chaminda Wijesiri, UNP MP H.M. Salman were appointed to the International Relations Committee.

Deputy Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Lasantha Alagiyawanna, Deputy Minister of Post, Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs Duleep Wijesekera, Deputy Minister of Plantation Industries Lakshman Wasantha Perera, Deputy Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Dr. Anoma Gamage, Deputy Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Ajith P. Perera, EPDP MP Douglas Devananda, UPFA MP Wimal Weerawansa, UNP MP Lacky Jayawardana, JVP MP Nihal Galappaththi, UNP MP Abdulla Maharoof, UNP MP Sidney Jayarathne , UNP MP Hector Appuhamy, UNP MP Sisira Kumara Abeysekara, UNP MP Aravindh Kumar, UPFA MP Udaya Gammanpila, ITAK MP Charles Nirmalanathan, UNP Mp Chaminda Wijesiri, UNP MP Sanjith Samarasinghe were appointed to the Sustainable Development and Environment and Natural Resources Committee.

State Minister of City Planning and Water Supply Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle, Deputy Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Dr. Anoma Gamage, Deputy Minister of Public Enterprise Development Eran Wickramaratne, Deputy Minister of Social Empowerment and Welfare Ranjan Ramanayake, UPFA MP Pavithradevi  Wanniarachchi, UNP MP Vadivel Suresh, UNP MP Edward Gunasekara, SLMC MP Ali Zahir Moulana Seyed, ITAK MP K. Thurairetnasingam, UPFA MP Sriyani Wijewickrama, UPFA MP Geetha Samanmali Kumarasingha, UNP MP Hirunika Premachandra, UNP MP Bandula Lal Bandarigoda, UNP MP Dr. ThusithaWijemanna, UNP MP RohiniKumariWijerathna, ITAK MP Shanthi Sriskandarasa were appointed to the Women and Gender Committee.


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