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Saturday, 16 May 2015 - 21:04
Update: New commissioners according to 19th Amendment
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Minister of Justice Wijedasa Rajapaksa says that until new commissioners are appointed under the 19th Amendment for the Bribery Commission, Police Commission, State Services Commission and Human Rights Commission, the Commissioners currently holding the posts could continue in their duties.

The Minister stated that this was possible through the interim provisions under the 19th Amendment.
Update: Sunday, 17 May 2015 - 10.12 AM

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Activities of the Commission will not be affected due to a commissioner’s resignation

Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe stated that the activities of the Commission will not be affected by the resignation of a commissioner.
When enquired by our news team, the Director General confirmed that the resignation of Keerthi Wimalachandra, a commissioner of the Bribery Commission, was handed over to the commission yesterday.

However, the reason for his resignation has not been revealed thus far.

The Bribery Commission which was established under the 1994 number 19 Act, there should be 3 members to continue the activities of the Commission.

2 members of the commission should comprise retired Supreme Court or Court of Appeal judges, while another member should be well experience with crime investigation and law enforcement.

Accordingly, former Supreme Court judge Jagath Baala-pata-bandi, former IGP Doctor Jayantha Wickramaratne and former Court of Appeal Judge Keerthi Wimalachandra served as the members of the Bribery commission thus far.

When enquired regarding the matter, Minister of Justice Wijedasa Rajapaksa also stated that a member’s resignation will not completely collapse the activities of the commission.

Meanwhile the 19th amendment was enacted yesterday after it was signed by the Speaker.

According to the amendment, the Independent commissions are appointed through the constitutional council.

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