Speaker Karu Jayasuriya last night guaranteed that the independence of the Independent Commissions will remain intact, and at a no point will the role of the commissions be allowed to be hindered with or influenced.
In a statement issued today, Jayasuriya said, “at no point has either President Maithripala Sirisena or Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe expressed any differences of opinion with regard to the functions and independence of the independent commission.”
“Therefore, even in the future, the independence of these commissions will remain intact and this is the stand that both the President and the Prime Minister has echoed, and I guarantee this,” Jayasuriya assured in the statement.
The statement added that as per the democratic rights of the people, and their requests the commissions were established to carry out a national duty. “At no point will we stop to appreciate the role of these independent commissions, and the Constitutional Assembly will give its blessings to these independent commissions to carry on their duty, and also support it in its important role,” Jayasuriya, who is also the Chairman of the Constitutional Assembly said.