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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 78

Sri Lankan Government violates constitution

[b]Sri Lankan Government violates constitution[/b]

By Munza Mushtaq - Reporting for Asian Tribune

[b]Colombo, 22 January, ([/b] The Sri Lankan government has openly violated the Constitution by transferring the powers vested upon the Public Service Commission (PSC) and Police Commission to the Ministry Secretaries, Department heads and the Inspector General of Police, after the lapsing of the above commissions in December 2005.

Despite the Constitution (17th Amendment) clearly stating that the appointments, promotions and transfers, disciplinary control and dismissals of public officers and police must be vested in the Public Service Commission and the Police Commission, the Cabinet of Ministers had recently directed the IGP, Secretaries and other department heads to carry out these tasks thereby clearly violating the constitution, highly placed officials disclosed.

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