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Ex-CEB Chairman to speak at COPE today (23)


M.M.C. Ferdinando, the former chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), has been called to appear at a hearing of the Committee of Public Enterprises on Thursday (23).

Officials who attend sessions will now be required to swear an oath before speaking.

On June 13, 2022, M. M. C. Ferdinando, the former chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board who had stirred up controversy with his comments to COPE, announced his resignation.

Former Ceylon Electricity Board Chairman M.M.C. Ferdinando claimed that he misspoke when he told the parliamentary watchdog COPE that the President had instructed him that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had insisted that the Adani Group receive a wind power project.

When accusations were made against him at the Committee on Public Enterprises session on Friday, June 10, 2022, the former chairman of the Central Executive Board said he became quite distraught.

He subsequently withdrew his testimony, and the COPE chairman presented the letter of withdrawal dated June 11, 2022, in relation to the statement made by the former chairman of the CEB, Mr. M.M.C. Ferdinando, at COPE on June 10, 2022.

In light of this, it was determined to call Mr. M.M.C. Ferdinando before COPE on June 23, 2022, at 11:00 am.

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