Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena today announced the names of 26 MPs appointed to the Committee on Parliamentary Business.

According to the Standing Orders of Parliament,  the Speaker will be the Chairperson of the Committee while the Deputy Speaker   Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, Deputy Chairperson of Committees Angajan  Ramanathan, Leader of the House and Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa, Chief Government Whip and Minister Johnston Fernando, Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Karalla are its ex-officio members.

The other members are Chamal Rajapaksa, Nimal Siripala de Silva, Prof. G.L Peiris, Douglas Devananda, Dullas Alahapperuma, Wimal Weerawansa, Mahinda Amaraweera, Vasudeva Nanayakkara,  Prasanna Ranatunga, Mahinda Samarasinghe, Gayantha Karunathilaka, Rauf Hakeem, Anura Kumara Dissanayake,  Dilan Perera, Rishad Bathiudeen, Ranjith Maddumabandara,  Mano Ganeshan,  M.A Sumanthiran and  Ali Sabri Raheem .

This Committee is tasked with deciding time allocation for Parliamentary debates and other matters that the Speaker in consultation with the Leader of the House of Parliament, refers to the Committee.