Muslim MPs finally decide on CC nominee
By Shelani Perera
After months of debate over Muslim representation, the Muslim parliamentary group have finally nominated a member to the Constitutional Council (CC).
Muslim Parliamentarians group head A.H.M Fowzie said it unanimously decided last week on Prof. H.M. Sherifdeen.

“I will inform the Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader when parliament meets next,” said Mr. Fowzie. Meanwhile, the election monitoring body PAFFREL, is to urge President Kumaratunga to set up the CC as the terms of the Police and the Public Service Commissions were to lapse soon.

“The term of the Police Commission lapses on November 25 while the Public Service Commission ends on December 2. With the Presidential polls due next month it’s important that the Police Commission monitors post-election violations and transfers. Similarly the Public Service Commission is also important in regard to promotions,” Mr. Rodrigo said.

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