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Namal’s Committee appoints Sub-Committee chaired by President’s Secretary to establish National Policy Commission

The Sub Committee on Identifying the Priorities in Formulation of Short, Medium and Long-Term National Policies of the National Council held recently (01) under the chairmanship of Ruling Party MP Namal Rajapaksa decided to appoint a sub-committee under the chairmanship of Saman Ekanayake, Secretary to the President, 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 Anura Dissanayake, Secretary to the Prime Minister, Priyantha Mayadunne, Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration, 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.

President’s Secretary Ekanayake, Prime Minister’s Secretary Dissanayake, Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration Priyantha Mayadunne and officials were present at this Committee meeting held.

Rajapaksa the Committee Chief 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 Shehan Semasinghe, Janaka Wakkumbura, Ashoka Priyantha, and MPs Rauff Hakeem and A.L.M. Athaullah were present at the occasion.

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