Criminal Paradise

Delaying the Constitutional Council is paralysing law enforcement and turning Sri Lanka into a criminal paradise, says National Police Commission (NPC). Delaying the Constitutional Council is paralysing law enforcement and turning Sri Lanka into a criminal paradise, says National Police Commission (NPC). The Constitutional Council, mandated under the 17 amendment to Sri Lanka’s Constitution, expired in March this year.

So far there is no sign of re-appointment of the Council that is vital for public administration and security of the island.

“The Constitutional Council is needed to appoint judges for the Supreme court and Appeal court, to appoint various vital commissions and to appoint the head of Police,” said Chairman NPC, Ranjit Abeysuriya at a press conference on Monday.

The NPC says Sri Lanka is heading into administrative chaos without the Council.

By November this year, the term of office for the head of the Police and the NPC itself, will expire.

The Council is needed to appoint a new Inspector General of Police and to reappoint the NPC.

The NPC itself is needed to ensure that the police force functions with mi