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      A sub-committee under the chairmanship of the Secretary to the President for the purpose of establishing a National Policy Commission

    December 04, 2022

    The Sub Committee on Identifying the Priorities in Formulation of Short-, Medium- & Long-Term National Policies of the National Council held recently (01) decided to appoint a sub-committee under the chairmanship of Secretary to the President Mr. Saman Ekanayake to prepare a basic model for the establishment of a National Policy Commission for the proper implementation of national policies with regulation.

    Furthermore, it was agreed to appoint Mr. Anura Dissanayake Secretary to the Prime Minister, Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration Mr.Priyantha Mayadunne as well as well as representatives of the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Health, University Grants Commission, Attorney General's Department, Legal Draftsman's Department and other relevant institutions as members.

    Secretary to the President Mr. Saman Ekanayake, Mr. Anura Dissanayake Secretary to the Prime Minister, Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration Mr.Priyantha Mayadunne and officials were present at this Committee meeting held chaired by Hon. Namal Rajapaksa, Member of Parliament.

    Hon. Namal Rajapaksa, Member of Parliament and chairman to the Committee stated that commission is expected to be established as an independent body for policy formulation, implementation and monitoring by way of an Act and its basic plans are expected to be completed by the middle of January.

    The officials pointed out that this commission should be given full legal power to implement policies as well as regulate and supervise. The need to prepare these plans by studying the models of other countries in the world that have succeeded in implementing policies through such an independent institution was also discussed here.

    State Ministers Hon. Shehan Semasinghe, Hon. Janaka Wakkumbura, Hon. Ashoka Priyantha Members of Parliament, Hon. Rauff Hakeem, Hon. A. L. M. Athaullah were present at the Committee meeting held.

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