Provincial Police Commission
Feb 20, 2011 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Eastern Provincial Council is to unilaterally establish the Provincial Police Commission stipulated in the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, despite the fact that the Government was yet to take steps to delegate the police powers to the Provincial Councils, sources said today.
The Eastern Provincial Council would send a motion to President Mahinda Rajapaksa through Eastern Province Governor after adopting it in the council, according to the sources.
The three member provincial police commission led by a Deputy Inspector General had to be appointed under the 13th Amendment to the Constitution once the President signs the relevant Gazette notification giving effect to the delegating police powers to the Provincial Councils.
Other two members of the Commission have to be appointed by President and Chief Ministers. However, none of the four Presidents served since the passage of the 13th Amendment did not sign a Gazette notification in this respect.