SLPP vows to strengthen independent commissions

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The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said today it would take the necessary legal steps to strengthen the sovereignty of the independent commissions which have become dormant under the present government.

MP Indika Anurudda told a news conference that the government tried to create an ideology among the people about the independent commissions but was not successful.

"Today, the commissions have become dormant. Regardless of the statements made by the President and the Prime Minister, people question the independence of the independent commissions. The best example is the issues which had cropped up because of the National Police Commission," he said.

The MP said an impartial and fair investigation had not been carried out into the Easter Sunday attacks because of the politics in independent commissions.

“The independent commissions cannot function without politics. This is why even Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith kept urging for a fair investigation," he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 5

  • TELL THE MARNES Friday, 02 August 2019 05:55 PM

    We know your take on "INDEPENDENT"

    Honda Hitha Friday, 02 August 2019 06:40 PM

    Kettle calling pot black

    MODA BURUWA Saturday, 03 August 2019 02:03 PM

    Does SLPP know the true meaning of INDEPENDENT ! .

    Nalin Perera Saturday, 03 August 2019 03:35 PM

    One does not know whether to laugh or cry

    Samson Saturday, 03 August 2019 05:55 PM

    Did not know that you believe in independent commissions

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