CC remain defunct as no quorum

24 September 2018 06:05 am - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Constitutional Council (CC), which makes recommendations for the appointments of Independent Commissions and key appointments in the State sector, remain defunct virtually as six out of seven slots reserved for nominated members have not been filled at the moment, it is learnt.

The CC is a body that consists of ten members. Seven are nominated members. The three others - the Speaker, the Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader - are ex officio members.

The three-year term of seven nominated members ended recently. However, only President Maithripala Sirisena has nominated Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe as his representative to the CC at the moment. Accordingly, there are four members of the CC now in place.

According to parliamentary sources, the CC cannot hold its meetings until another member is nominated to meet the quorum of five.

The Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader are required to nominate their representatives from among parliamentarians. Besides, another parliamentarian should be appointed to represent the parties in Parliament which the Prime Minister or the Opposition Leader do not belong to.

Also, three representatives should be nominated to represent civil society. Previously, A. T. Ariyaratne, Radhika Coomaraswamy and Sibly Aziz served in the CC as civil society representatives.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Speaker Karu Jayasuriya held a meeting recently to work out the modalities for the selection of three civil society members. For this purpose, civil society organizations such as PAFFREL are to be consulted. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Riyas Mohamed Monday, 24 September 2018 11:17 AM

    First of all many of these Commissions are not independent other than the Judiciary. Whatever said and done in the judiciary there is a system in place how to conduct the proceedings.But all others are not rule based the members of the commission can conduct as their whims and fancy. For example if an officer make complain against his or her head of dept. The PSC and HRC opt to call for confidential report from the head of department and act upon it.When a head of dept. becomes a party to conflict he is an adversary then the comments in any form by the adversary should be made available to the complainant to reply. Otherwise it is the violation of natural justice.we hardly see that justice is meted out to any one who make complain to these two against their head of departments. Even other institutional arrangements are same

    TONY Monday, 24 September 2018 12:23 PM

    EVERYONE IS TAKING THESE BODIES AS A JOKE


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