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POSTED AT 03:14 PM 26-04-2019

Jayantha Jayasuriya approved as new Chief Justice; Chulantha Wickramaratne as Auditor General

The Constitutional Council has unanimously approved the appointment of Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya as the new Chief Justice of Sri Lanka.

Meanwhile the council has also approved the President’s nomination for the position of Auditor General. 

The Constitutional Council, chaired by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, convened this morning (26) at the Parliament complex, the Speaker’s Office said.

During the meeting, the nominations presented by the President to fill the positions of Chief Justice and the Auditor General were taken into consideration.

Accordingly the name of Attorney General Jayantha Chandrasiri Jayasuriya was approved for the position of Chief Justice while the name of Additional Auditor General Chulantha Wickramaratne was unanimously approved for the post of Auditor General of Sri Lanka.

The statement said that the President was notified of nominations being approved by the CC. 

Incumbent Chief Justice Nalin Perera and Auditor General Gamini Wijesinghe are slated to retire from their respective posts later this month.