COLOMBO (NewsRadio); A meeting of the Constitutional Council will be held this morning (25) at the Parliamentary Complex.
The Council will convene under the patronage of Speaker of House Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena at 9.30am.
Meanwhile, President Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday appointed the three members to the Constitutional Council, who are not Members of Parliament.
The appointments were made on the nominations submitted by the Speaker with the agreement of the Speaker, the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.
Accordingly, Dr. Prathap Ramanujam, Dr. Dilkushi Anula Wijesundere and Dr. Dinesha Samararatne have been appointed to serve as Constitutional Council members.
Dr. Ramanujam has served as a Member of the Public Service Commission and has served as the Secretary to several Ministries for over a decade.
Dr. Wijesundere is a doctor by profession while Dr. Samararatne is a law academic and works as a Senior Lecturer of the University of Colombo.
The Constitutional Council was reconstituted following the enactment of the 21st Amendment to the Constitution.
The Constitutional Council is the responsible body to appoint members to independent commissions such as Police Commission, Bribery Commission and Election Commission.
The Speaker holds the chairmanship of the Council while the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader are ex-officio members of the 10-member Constitutional Council.
The Council, consists of seven Members of Parliament and three civil representatives.