A special COPE meeting held today decided to take an oath at the commencement of the statements made by the officials when summoned before the Committee. Accordingly, officials who will be appearing before COPE in future will have to take an oath at the beginning of the Committee meeting that their statements are accurate and truthful. This Special Meeting of the Committee on Public Enterprises was chaired by the MP Prof. Charitha Herath. The Chairman tabled the statement withdrawal letter dated 11.06.2022 pertaining to the statement made on 10.06.2022 at COPE by the former CEB Chairman M.M.C. Ferdinando. It was decided to summon Mr. M.M.C. Ferdinando before COPE on 23.06.2022 at 11.00 am. It was also decided to hold a special meeting on July 25th based on the expert reports on the progress of SriLankan Airlines.