Provincial Police Commission

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Eastern Provincial Council is to unilaterally establish the Provincial Police Commission stipulated in the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, despite the fact that the Government was yet to take steps to delegate the police powers to the Provincial Councils, sources said today.

The Eastern Provincial Council would send a motion to President Mahinda Rajapaksa through Eastern Province Governor after adopting it in the council, according to the sources.

The three member provincial police commission led by a Deputy Inspector General had to be appointed under the 13th Amendment to the Constitution once the President signs the relevant Gazette notification giving effect to the delegating police powers to the Provincial Councils.

Other two members of the Commission have to be appointed by President and Chief Ministers. However, none of the four Presidents served since the passage of the 13th Amendment did not sign a Gazette notification in this respect.

The transfers, promotions and disciplinary actions in respect of the police personnel in the provinces have to come under the purview of the provincial police commissions.  (By Rifthi Ali)
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  • Lucky Monday, 21 February 2011 06:56 AM

    Does this mean all other states other than North East can only have Sinhalese Police Commissioners?

    willows Monday, 21 February 2011 07:04 AM

    first step towards E????////////mmmmmmmmmmmm??

    Citizen Monday, 21 February 2011 08:13 AM

    Mr. CJ , Every citizen in this country is independent and freedom to determine their future. It can be applicable to a community too. It is not Libya! Tamils and Sinhalese are enemies and friends too. You are a Tamil enemy and majority are friends.

    Leo Monday, 21 February 2011 05:11 PM

    As per the 13th Amendment, the Provincial Police Commission is composed of three members namely, the Provincial DIG appointed by the IG with the concurrence of the Chief Minister, a person nominated by the PSC in consultation with the President, and a nominee of the Chief Minster; and the DIG of the Province shall be responsible to and under the control of the Chief Minister in the exercise of police powers in the Province. Thus, the devolution of police powers to the Provinces will complete the politicization of the Police!

    Ibnu Batuta Monday, 21 February 2011 05:32 PM

    Orchestrated or not the gov needs this type of things to hoodwink the Sinhalayas at election periods. Jaya wewa, jaya wewa

    Indika Sunday, 20 February 2011 06:06 PM

    Hmmmmmmmm.....................

    JUNIOR CITIZEN Sunday, 20 February 2011 06:56 PM

    will any in the Eastern Provincial Council go missing????

    xlntgson Monday, 21 February 2011 09:36 AM

    No, I see only the "commission" there, nothing else!

    Galgamuwe Raja Sunday, 20 February 2011 07:28 PM

    though Pillayan maybe a former terrorist I respect his bravery!

    gona Monday, 21 February 2011 09:59 AM

    By your argument the IGP must be replaced? Did you not hear the UK PM's speech that "multicultural" does not work???

    Citizen Sunday, 20 February 2011 09:02 PM

    Well done

    Thomas Monday, 21 February 2011 02:15 AM

    Following the foot steps of Praba of LTTE. How long the GOSL wait without splelling out the package for the Tamils?

    Paul Monday, 21 February 2011 10:42 AM

    Mean or not ,that'sd what exactly happens.

    Cobra Monday, 21 February 2011 02:32 AM

    Is it a forerunner to UDA?

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 21 February 2011 02:35 AM

    What next ? Unilateral Declaration of Independence just like Varatharajah Perumal did? No wonder they say history repeats itself.

    Srith Monday, 21 February 2011 10:43 AM

    Day dream from !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Zeham Monday, 21 February 2011 10:58 AM

    Power hunger people! to control small island millions of institutes!!!!

    ampare son Tuesday, 22 February 2011 03:30 AM

    provincial council is white elephant. bonless politician keep that. waist public money.

    Bird Eye Monday, 21 February 2011 04:11 AM

    There we go.......

    Nihal Amarasekera Monday, 21 February 2011 04:17 AM

    Trouble brewing or orchestrated?

    hewwel Monday, 21 February 2011 04:17 AM

    There are abundunt commissions and commissioners but the problem is what they are doing..... TAKE THE LABOUR COMMISIONER FOR INSTANCE....

    Paul Monday, 21 February 2011 04:45 AM

    Bravo Pillaian! Forward march! The other PCs will follow you soon.It has already happened in the Middle East.

    Samara Monday, 21 February 2011 05:11 AM

    Pilayan want to go prbha way.

    me Monday, 21 February 2011 05:50 AM

    you guys need to know 13th amendments says the implementation of provincial police power which will give greater saying on who is the police commissioner, who will be the SP or SI to the local area rather than having a Sinhalese man know no words in Tamil telling the local people what to do ? its fair to have this to govern the people of eastern people. The language of east is Tamil so we need to have the power devolved in to the province. its not declaring independent. You Sinhalese people need to learn to understand the other cultures and co existence of other religions and ethnicity. Sri lanka is a multicultural country where more than one language is spoken. People need to carry out their day to day life ,to do that they need to understand the language spoken by the authority.. I I believe this is a first step toward greater democracy in our island nation . hope the racist authority in Colombo will endorse it.

    Calistus J. Monday, 21 February 2011 01:39 PM

    O.K. Then,30 yeas war & Victory will be in dustbin.


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