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* Sri Lanka's Constitutional Council to make appointments to independent commissions this week
Tue, Oct 6, 2015, 10:38 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Constitutional Council (CC) will meet on Friday to discuss the appointment of members to the Independent Commissions.

According to Deputy Speaker Thilanga Sumathipala, the Council has received a number of nominations to be appointed to the Independent Commissions. Reportedly, nearly 500 applications have been received requesting membership in the commissions.

Sumathipala said three members representing civil society in the Council are in the process of evaluating the applications of these nominees. A final decision will be taken by the Constitutional Council this week.

Under the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, Constitutional Council is the responsible body to appoint members to the independent commissions such as bribery commission and election commission.

The independent commissions to be established are the Elections, Public Services, Police, Auditing, Human Rights, Finance, Demarcation of Boundaries, Bribery or Corruption, and National Procurement.


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