Former President and Kurunegala District MP Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday it was pointless increasing salaries of chairpersons and members of independent commissions if they were not allowed to function independently.
Raising a question during the debate on revising the emoluments and allowances of chairpersons and members of nine independent commissions, he said certain decisions taken by the police commission had been halted by the police chief.
Law and Order Minister Ranjith Maddumabandara urged Mr. Rajapaksa to reveal any instances where a decision taken by the police commission was not implemented.
Mr. Rajapaksa said the promotion recommended by the police commission to Palitha Siriwardana had been halted for a long time and asked that justice is meted out to him.
The subject minister said his promotion to the rank of the DIG was halted as there were two charge sheets against him and added that such a promotion was not possible according to the law.
Mr. Rajapaksa said it was unfair to submit charge sheets based on personal issues after the promotion was given and added that it could have been done earlier.
"If the decisions of the police commission could be changed by the IGP or higher officials of the police department, what is the use of such a commission," he asked and added that independent commissions take decisions based on some facts and that their decisions should be respected.
He said independent commissions should be given powers and allowed to function independently.
Minister Maddumabandara said he would look into the matter. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)
Mevan Friday, 10 August 2018 05:09
This fellow didn't even establish commissions and now he is trying to advise.
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City Friday, 10 August 2018 10:40
I think Vijithamuni S is correct.he said Appachi Mala, and this is new Appachi
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vithura Friday, 10 August 2018 05:16
He must be suffering from dementia, as he has forgotten how he interfered in the functioning of virtually all institutions, including the judiciary, through nepotism and all means available at his disposal to do his and his family's bidding.
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lion Friday, 10 August 2018 06:04
You all know that when I was governing this country I allowed all the independent commissions to operate independently. I never touch Judiciary. When SF case was heard I never interfere, in my time they work very efficiently. They heard SF s case in 3 months and delivered the judgement.
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Hina Friday, 10 August 2018 06:07
Yes very true What about independence of commissions during your time sirI mean commissions which You appointed not the other ones in NYT
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Ceylon Friday, 10 August 2018 06:26
During your time no independence commisions.
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Politikka Friday, 10 August 2018 06:46
Is he working independently?
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Observer Friday, 10 August 2018 07:24
Reminding of the elder crab's advice to younger ones to go straight.
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Saradiel Friday, 10 August 2018 08:02
Fully agree. Recommendations of independent commissions should be implemented. If the recommendations are not proper, dissolve the commissions. No point wasting time and money on them if the purpose of them not achieved.
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Saradiel Friday, 10 August 2018 13:16
Wow all thumb downs. I don't love politicians. Love only my country. If someone is wrong will say that. If someone is right will say that too. Though MR did so many wrong things, if he says or does the right thing, we have to admit it. Simple.
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We are the greatest Friday, 10 August 2018 08:10
As you have done during your period.
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Kumara Dharmarathne Friday, 10 August 2018 08:18
Sir,After long time not only we saw you addressing the parliament,but also we heard you saying something sensible. This is the way to go and this is what intellectuals expect from a former president of a country. Keep it up Sir.
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Mandy Friday, 10 August 2018 10:09
Advising is one thing but advising being a hypocrite forgetting own past is another. Shame on MR.
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Lord Wolfstein Friday, 10 August 2018 10:12
Intelligence and madness are often close together
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Richard Friday, 10 August 2018 08:22
Yes MR, like the in your time............public never knew what the commissions did nor the reports they submitted. Are you now suffering from dementia???
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Buddhi Perera Friday, 10 August 2018 09:37
See, MR is an honest man, He is a one who should always be in the opposition.
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Arjuna Ranawana Friday, 10 August 2018 10:01
Those have been appointed by me during my regime.
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cheers Friday, 10 August 2018 10:28
MR was a strong leader and country moved forward now it all goes backwards. What ever the commissions he had or not he saw the end of the so called the Tamil terrorist and told the west and USA including India where to stand and then even had the Muslims in there place
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Jaliya Friday, 10 August 2018 11:19
MR has the medical conditions of dementia, amnesia and cerebral malfunction. He doesn’t understand that the independent commissions can only recommend NOT implement. Man is not suitable to drive a vegetable truck let alone driving an economy.
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Bala Friday, 10 August 2018 12:05
So was Hitler strong against the West and put Jews in their place - the gas chambers.
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ase Friday, 10 August 2018 10:36
Mahindra Rajapassa reincarnation of former President said in a parliament session !!!!! God laughs.
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Arjuna Ranawana Friday, 10 August 2018 11:59
Who is number one mad,Joker after Andare
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Kumara Friday, 10 August 2018 12:48
Hi Mahinda,Have you allowed former Chief Justice, Shirani, to act independently? No. You sacked her when she did not follow your selfish orders.
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CITIZEN Friday, 10 August 2018 16:14
Since his time these were never heard of he likes to see them working, for knowledge sake!
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Salman's Kush Friday, 10 August 2018 16:21
Shhhhh shut up you Hypocrite
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Ha Ha Friday, 10 August 2018 20:18
Look who's talking!
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Dhaya Saturday, 11 August 2018 19:47
All your click including your family will inside.
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iemerald Saturday, 11 August 2018 20:11
is he at a comedy festival. I nearly fell off my chair laughing.
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Sambo Sunday, 12 August 2018 16:18
What a laughing stock one could become. They have forgotten all they did in a few years.
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