July 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s main opposition United National Party (UNP) is to request for a parliamentary select committee (PSC) to probe issues in the petroleum and power and energy sectors.
The UNP earlier decided to present no-confidence motions in parliament against the Ministers of Petroleum Susil Premajayantha and Power and Energy Patali Champika Ranawaka.
UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake told ColomboPage that the party was considering calling for a PSC, as there would then be an in-depth probe into the importing of substandard fuel and the power crisis in the country.
He said that the initial plan of presenting no-confidence motions against the two ministers were re-considered since the government would somehow defeat the motions in the parliament.
“A PSC would therefore be more effective,” he said.
However, Attanayake said the final decision on the course of action would be made when the UNP parliamentary group meets on Tuesday (19).