By Quintus Perera - Asian Tribune
In a Press Release issued by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) has indicated that the turn of events that would lead to the re-establishment of the Constitutional Council, a provision under the 17th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution, is a crucial safeguard against the abuse of power and the politicization of public institutions. It generated considerable expectation of Good Governance and the Rule of Law. CCC has, on several occasions, voiced its concern over the undue delay in the appointment of members to the Constitutional Council and has made representations to key parties, endorsing the need for the reconstitution of the Council, which ceased to function and has not operated since March 2005. The Chamber believes that the continuance of the Council is a cornerstone of good governance.