Committee Of Public Enterprises has decided to meet separately and hold a special meeting in near future to look into the power generation, procurement, distribution and projects of the Ceylon Electricity Board.
This decision was arrived at when COPE met yesterday (21) under the chairmanship of Prof Charitha Herath to look into the Auditor General’s reports for the years 2017 and 2018 and the current performance of the Ceylon Electricity Board.
Earlier on the 10th, CEB officials were summoned to COPE to discuss the matter, but due to the lack of time on the said date, several issues could not be taken into discussion.
Members of Parliament who were present pointed out that there are discrepancies in what’s been said pertaining to the issues raised in the discussions regarding the purchases, distributions and projects of the Ceylon Electricity Board. Therefore, the members requested the Chairman of COPE to inform the Parliament and the Speaker to appoint a Select Committee to look into all matters including the generation plan. The Chairman of COPE pointed out that the Committee could hold a special meeting to look into this matter.
He also pointed out that this will enable the committee to look into this matter better. Accordingly, the members present also agreed and it was decided to convene a special COPE meeting to look into this matter.