With the ratification of the 18th Amendment, the Government is set to activate the Independent Commissions from January 2011, Mass Media and Communications Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said yesterday.
Laws and regulations in this regard are to be finalized before the end of the year. The Gazette Notification is to be issued subsequent to that.
Under the 18th Amendment which was endorsed by Parliament with a record majority recently, the Police Commission, the Elections Commission, the Bribery Commission, the Public Services Commission, Human Rights Commission, the Financial Commission and the Delimitation Commission would be set up. Under the Amendments a five-member Parliamentary Council would come into force replacing the now defunct Constitutional Council.