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The existing members of the commissions could be removed only through a resolution in Parliament

The appointment of new members for the independent commissions is illegal as the existing members of these commissions could be removed only through a resolution in Parliament, main opposition SJB said yesterday.

SJB General Secretary Ranjith Madduma Bandara and MP Mujibur Rahman who came out with this allegation during a press conference said the two main issues pertaining to the appointment of new members to the commissions is its legal value and the members themselves.

Citing an example, Mr. Madduma Bandara alleged that the Chairman of the police commission is one who had handled the SLPP election campaign during the last election.

“How could these commissions be independent?” he asked.

Mr. Rahman said the existing members of the commissions could be removed only through a resolution in Parliament. “No such resolution has been brought yet but the members have been replaced,” he alleged. Asked whether the government did not receive a mandate from the people to change the system, he said the mandate was to make the commissions independent. (YOHAN PERERA)

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  • Srilankan Saturday, 12 December 2020 12:39 PM

    We have Army Govt. No need of such approval.

    Honda hitha Saturday, 12 December 2020 12:44 PM

    Government can do anything as 6.9 million people voted. Ha ha ha.

    HughKaru Saturday, 12 December 2020 03:04 PM

    Like how RAnil brought a foreigner to be in charge of the Centdal bank.

    Michael Ranasinghe Saturday, 12 December 2020 04:41 PM

    People who voted for this regime got what they deserved ..

    Jaye Saturday, 12 December 2020 05:54 PM

    Play the trumps n very soon the funeral trumpht

    Nimal Saturday, 12 December 2020 10:20 PM

    Why didn't Sajith and Kabir oppose these appointments at the Parliamentary Council?

    VJ Saturday, 12 December 2020 11:09 PM

    Who is the president of Sri Lanka now?


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