Constitutional Council approves nominations from President

Constitutional Council approves nominations from President

February 20, 2020   07:32 pm

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The Constitutional Council approved the nomination of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to appoint Senior Deputy Solicitor General R. M. Sobhitha Rajakaruna, as a Court of Appeal Judge.

The post fell vacant due to the appointment of the Court of Appeal Judge A. H. M. D. Nawaz as the Court of Appeal President.

The Constitutional Council recommended the nomination of Mr Leelasena Liyanagama to the vacant post as a Member of the National Procurement Commission.

Meanwhile, the Council also concurred with the nomination of the President to appoint Mr Sanjeeva Jayawardena, PC. as a Member of the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka which fell vacant following the resignation of Mr. C. P. R. Perera.

The Meeting was conducted under the Chairmanship of the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and the participation of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa, State Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe, former Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan, MPs Thalatha Atukorale, Bimal Rathnayake, Jayantha Dhanapala, and Javid Yusuf also participated in the discussion.

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