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21st Amendment: Tenure of independent commissions due to end

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COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Minister of Justice, Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa says that with the passing of the 21st constitutional amendment, the tenure of all independent commissions currently in operation will end.However, the bill will come into effect from the time the Speaker endorses it, he said.

Until new commissioners are appointed, the existing commissioners will act in the interim period, the Minister further statedHow are new members appointed for commissions?The Minister of Justice said that the new members with regard to the Constitutional Council will be appointed within the next two weeks, and the new commissioners for the below listed entities will be appointed within the weeks after.National Elections Commission Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission Judicial Service Commission National Police Commission, Bribery or Corruption Investigation Commission, Procurement Commission, National Audit Commission, Public Service Commission..

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