President Sirisena submits nominees to Constitutional Council for post of AG

President Sirisena submits nominees to Constitutional Council for post of AG

President Sirisena submits nominees to Constitutional Council for post of AG

Written by Staff Writer

08 Feb, 2016 | 8:35 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena has submitted three nominees to the Constitutional Council for the post of Attorney General.

Member of the Constitutional Council Parliamentarian Vijitha Herath elaborated further on the matter.

Member of the Constitutional Council, MP Vijitha Herath noted that the three names which were submitted by the President were broadly discussed, as he informed them of the fundamental requirements when selecting an Attorney General.

He added that the Constitutional Council had decided to reconsider the fundamental requirements, following the final decision on the matter ,which will be announced.

He went on to note that after the decision is made, the Constitutional Council will convene again at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, for a final conclusion.

As our Journalist, Bandula Jayasekera raised questions from acting Attorney General Suhada Gamlath as to why he hasn’t been made permanent, and allegations levelled against him over the disappearance of certain files, he noted that the task has been carried out by the Constitutional Council as the president takes measures in the regard.

He went on to note that the allegations are false and he, himself, has started to look into the matter of the missing file.

Senior Lawyer, Gomin Dayasri stated that there are only two or three people who are suited for this position,  as the problem wouldn’t have occurred if a name was nominated to the constitutional council.

He added that someone should be appointed from the seniors at the AG’s Department for if someone from outside is appointed allegations will be levelled politically.

Explaining further, he added, that there are capable person within the department to prevent this problem from occurring.

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