Tamil Diplomat

Elections Commissioner seeks independent commissions

Commissioner of Elections Mahinda Deshapriya has appealed that the necessary  constitutional reforms must be effected in the interest of the country at large.

He made these views speaking to an English daily. ‘A comprehensive examination of both 17th and 18th Amendments to the Constitution must be undertaken to pave the way for necessary constitutional reforms, including independent commissions. An amendment should be brought in to address genuine concerns raised by the civil society.’