‘Independent commissions strengthened through 19A’ – Kiriella
United National Party Parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella says the good governance government was able to strengthen independent commissions through the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.
Speaking at a media briefing at the UNP headquarters Sirikotha the MP said the 19th Amendment was passed in Parliament with the consent of all political parties.
The MP said there is an opinion on the part of the government that the country cannot be governed under the 19th Amendment and that it should be abolished.
MP Kiriella claimed that the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was voted for by all parties and not just the good governance government.
He stated that the 19th Amendment was brought about due to an opinion that the main government institutions should be free of political meddling.
The Parliamentarian said the Constitutional Council was vested with the task of naming suitable individuals to these institutions and were even given powers to reject names put forth by the President, if they were deemed to be unsuitable.
MP Lakshman Kiriella said the freedom that these institutions enjoyed led to an independent judiciary during the good governance government’s rule including free and fair elections.
(Source: News Radio)
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Kiriella – “19th Amendment was brought about due to an opinion that the main government institutions should be free of political meddling”
Come again? Bloody hogwash !!!
Your Yahapalanaya corrupt fat-cats did exactly the opposite with that, your own, newly formed “FCID” (Financial Crimes Investigations Department) of the Sri Lanka police! The facts are now coming out. It is now becoming evident that instead of the FCID sleuths finding wrong-doers trough due diligence, your Yahapalanaya corrupt fat-cats, in cahoots with this new crop of FCID honchos, i.e. the honchos you created for your own political benefit and using them like a private police force, started pointing out to this FCID to whom they should go after, which in the end ended up with FCID just going after the former govt’s officials (based on personal/private/political vendettas) and our war-winning military officials (which is exactly what the LTTE Tamil diaspora wanted as it was heavily supporting the Yahapalanayas to the core, hoping to achieve Tamileelam from them by crook this time – i.e. after having failed wholesale in carving it out with a horrific terrorism war over 30 years!)!
So Kiriella ” free of political meddling” ??? Wow !!! You should bury your head in the sand with SHAME !!!