Category: Press Releases

TISL Press Releases

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Mar2005
President Mahinda Rajapakse has recently filled the vacancies in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal without following the constitutional provisions and bypassing the Constitutional Council. These appointments have added to the long list of unconstitutional appointments to several commissions under the 17th Amendment. The political decision taken by President Mahinda ... Read More
March 1, 2005haritha

01

Mar2005
Transparency Intarnational Sri Lanka (TISL) notes with regret that the President has continued to bypass the constitutional precondition for the Constitutional Council to be in office in order for independent commissions to be appointed in terms of the 17th Amendment, as evidenced by the recent appointments to the National Human ... Read More
March 1, 2005haritha

01

Mar2005
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) notes with shock and dismay the appointment of the members to the National Police Commission and Public Service Commission, in violation of the constitutional provisions to protect the integrity of those institutions. It is the Constitutional Council that should select and screen members of all ... Read More
March 1, 2005haritha

01

Mar2005
Due to the non appointment of the Constitutional Council (CC), the main objective of the 17th Amendment to the Constitution has been defeated. The Public Service Commission, the National Police Commission, the Elections Commission and the Human Rights Commission are now technically defunct. The President, the Government, the Opposition Leader, ... Read More
March 1, 2005haritha