The Constitutional Council convened yesterday (7) under the patronage of Chairman Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana.
Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa, Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva and other Council members Dr. Prathap Ramanujam, Dr. Dilkushi Anula Wijesundere and Dr. Dinesha Samararatne were present at the meeting.
MPs Sagara Kariyawasam and Kabir Hashim had informed of their inability to attend the meeting due to unavoidable circumstances.
The Constitutional Council unanimously approved the recommendations of the President to re-appoint Buwaneka Aluvihare and EAGR Amarasekara, Judges of the Supreme Court, as Members of the Judicial Service Commission.
The Constitutional Council further decided to publish an advertisement calling for applications for the appointment of Members to the Commissions specified in Schedule to Article 41B of the Constitution, in this week’s newspapers to give wider publicity and accordingly, the previously published advertisement will be re-published in the Sunday newspapers.