"Speaker Announces Co-opted Members for Deliberation on 'Parliamentary Elections (Amendment)' and 'Provincial Councils Elections (Amendment)' Bills

In a parliamentary session today, Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena unveiled the list of Co-opted Members nominated to serve on the Legislative Standing Committee for the consideration of the 'Parliamentary Elections (Amendment)' Bill. The nominated members include Prasanna Ranatunga, (Mrs.) Pavithradevi Wanniarachchi, Kanchana Wijesekera, Anuradha Jayaratne, Chandima Weerakkody, Namal Rajapaksa, Mayantha Dissanayake, and (Mrs.) Rohini Kumari Wijerathna.

Additionally, Speaker Abeywardena, in accordance with Standing Order No. 113(2), revealed the Co-opted Members nominated to participate in the Legislative Standing Committee for the 'Provincial Councils Elections (Amendment)' Bill. The appointed members are (Dr.) Susil Premajayantha, Janaka Wakkumbura, Imthiaz Bakeer Markar, R. M. Ranjith Madduma Bandara, Eran Wickramaratne, Isuru Dodangoda, M. W. D. Sahan Pradeep Withana, and D. Weerasingha.

These Co-opted Members will play a crucial role in the thorough examination and consideration of the proposed amendments to the parliamentary and provincial councils elections, reflecting the democratic processes within the legislative framework."

"In conclusion, the announcement of Co-opted Members for the Legislative Standing Committee marks a significant step in the deliberation process for the 'Parliamentary Elections (Amendment)' and 'Provincial Councils Elections (Amendment)' Bills. With the appointed members spanning a spectrum of expertise and perspectives, their role in examining and considering the proposed amendments is crucial to ensuring a comprehensive and inclusive approach to legislative changes. The parliamentary sessions ahead will see the engaged participation of these Co-opted Members, reflecting the commitment to a robust democratic process in shaping the future of parliamentary and provincial council elections."