Independent Commissions will not be abolished: Rambukwella
Co-Cabinet Spokesman and Minister of Mass Media and Information Keheliya Rambukwella said that the positive features of the 19th Amendment will not be removed by the 20th.
He stated this in response to a question raised by a journalist at a media briefing held at the Government Information Department today (17).
Accordingly, clauses in the 19th Amendment to keep the term of office of the President to five years, proposals regarding the two-term limit of the President, the Right to Information Act, the Audit Commission and the Procurement Commission will not be changed. The Minister said that only harmful clauses will be removed.
The Minister further said that no harm will be done to the Independent Commissions. He added that they will look into how such commissions can be more effective in promoting democracy.
Rambukwella added that the Government is only interested in bringing in a more democratic constitution that suits the country as soon as possible.