Parliament Council mooted
Aug 31, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The Constitutional Council (CC) introduced under the 17th Amendment to the Constitution is to be replaced by a five member Parliamentary Council (PC), according to the amendments envisaged.
The five members include the Speaker, the Prime Minister, the Opposition Leader, a nominee MP of the Premier and a nominee MP of the Opposition Leader.
The PC will continue to function even in the event of a dissolution of Parliament and would be in force until the new Parliament sits. The PC will comprise members representing all major ethnic groups.
All nominations the PC makes are to be forwarded to the President within one week for observations and in the case of a failure to do so, the President has powers to make appointments.
Special provisions have been made to de-list members if necessary. Powers in this regard have been vested with the Parliament and the President.