The Constitutional Council gathered today (30) considered the recommendation of President Ranil Wickremesinghe to appoint K.P. Fernando, President of the Court of Appeal as a Judge of the Supreme Court, to the post vacant upon the retirement of L.T.B. Dehideniya, and the recommendation was approved on a unanimous vote.
The Constitutional Council also unanimously approved the nomination of N.B.P.D.S. Karunaratne, an Appeal Court Judge, to be appointed as the President of the Appeal Court, and the nomination M.A.R. Marikkar, a High Court Judge, to be appointed as a Judge of the Appeal Court.
The Council further concluded that an advertisement be displayed on newspapers on February 01, 2023, calling for applications for the appointment as Members of the Commission specified in Schedule to Article 41B of the Constitution. Draft format of the application to be published on the official website of the Sri Lanka Parliament and the deadline to submit applications is February 15, 2023.
These conclusions were made as the Constitutional Council met today in Parliament presided by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena.
Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa, Minister Nimal Siripala De Sivla, MPs Sagara Kariyawasam, and other other council members Dr. Prathap Ramanujam, Dr. Dilkushi Anula Wijesundara and Dr. Dinesha Samaratne were also present at the meeting.