Talks held on independent commissions

Discussions have begun on appointing independent commissions after the Constitutional Council is fully established, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said.He said that the Constitutional Council will begin meeting with the existing members while the remaining members will be appointed later. The Speaker said that the Constitutional Council will look to speed up the process of appointing independent commissions. He also said that talks have already begun to create a new constitution and also a new electoral system. Jayasuriya said that several important bills which could not be presented to the last Parliament, including the Right to Information Act, will be presented to Parliament soon. (Colombo Gazette)