Opposition leader Sajith Premadasa has questioned the presence of the son of the chairman of the Committe on Public Enterprises (COPE) Ranjith Bandara at a committee meeting.
Raising an issue of privilege in parliament today (16), Premadasa said even he had been banned from attending COPE meetings.
He said parliament officials had taken no action over his participation.
Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena said he was unaware of the incident and that he would inquire into the matter.
Chief govt. whip's response
Meanwhile, chief government whip Prasanna Ranatunga said Kanishka Bandara attended the COPE meeting under standing orders as the coordinating secretary to the committee chairman.
Kanishka Bandara has been given permission for same, Ranatunga said, submitting documents to support his claim.