The National Movement for Social Justice has called on Parliament to promptly address the incident of the Chairman of the National Police Commission and another member being present to welcome the National Organiser of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Basil Rajapaksa, upon his arrival in Sri Lanka on Sunday.
The NMSJ issuing a statement said all commissions, including the National Police Commission, that have been made independent commissions, are in place to ensure they remain free of political involvement.
The statement noted that all members appointed to such commissions have been assigned responsibilities according to provisions of the Constitution.
Accordingly, the NMSJ noted that the Chairman and a member of the National Police Commission welcoming a member of a political party is an indication of supporting a political leader aligned with party politics.
Th Movement said such actions create strong doubts in society of certain measures taken by the National Police Commission in the past.
Accordingly, the Movement said the actions of the NPC Chairman and another member are a serious insult to the independence of the Commission, an insult to Parliament that established independent commissions, and an insult to the Constitution.
The National Movement for Social Justice said it is of the view that the responsible officials must resign from their posts while Parliament must indicate its responsibility to the country and take prompt action against them.