Former CCC Chairman Jayaratne calls for creation of a Ministerial Code of Conduct

Former CCC Chairman Jayaratne calls for creation of a Ministerial Code of Conduct

Former CCC Chairman Jayaratne calls for creation of a Ministerial Code of Conduct

Written by Staff Writer

28 Jun, 2016 | 9:42 pm

Former Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Chandra Jayaratne has called on President Maithripala Sirisena to create a Ministerial Code of Conduct that would apply to all persons holding ministerial ranks in the Government including deputy ministers and state ministers.

In a letter addressed to the President, Chandra Jayaratne requests all persons holding Ministerial Office to make annual declarations regarding interests and related party interests as well as a declaration that they ministers are “fit and proper persons” who have discharged their duties in compliance with the ministerial code of conduct.

Chandra Jayaratne adds that these declarations could be tabled in parliament and transparently published in the cabinet office web site…

Jayaratne calls on the President to require, the civil society representatives of the Constitutional Council, to collectively engage in the capacity as advisors to the cabinet, and publish an annual report on the effectiveness of upholding the Ministerial Code in general by the cabinet collectively.

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