President urged to take decision regarding IGP?

President urged to take decision regarding IGP?

December 9, 2016   06:47 pm

- By Yusuf Ariff

Sri Lanka’s Constitutional Council (CC) has reportedly decided to inquire into the recent behavior of the country’s Inspector General of Police (IGP) and take suitable action, political sources told Ada Derana. 

The Constitutional Council, a 10-member constitutional authority tasked with maintaining independent commissions in Sri Lanka  and monitoring it affairs, convened today and had reportedly discussed IGP Pujitha Jayasundara’s occasional questionable behavior and actions. 

However, as the powers to appoint an IGP is vested with the President and the constitutional council has no authority to initiate legal action, the council decided to request the President to take a suitable decision regarding the matter, the source said.  

President Maithripala Sirisena had previously stated that the IGP’s recent behavior in public when he received a call to his mobile phone during a event in Ratnapura was questionable and that he would inquire into this. 

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