Hirunews Logo
Appointment+of+new+CJ+to+take+place+tomorrow
Monday, 14 January 2013 - 19:07
Appointment of new CJ to take place tomorrow
10

Shares
1,305

Views

Government sources state that the newly appointed Chief Justice would be sworn in tomorrow evening.

Accordingly former Attorney General Mohan Peiris is most probably set to be sworn in as the new Chief Justice.

The name of Mohan Peiris had been directed to the Parliamentary Council yesterday by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The parliamentary Council is set to discuss the matter tomorrow evening & notify of its decision subsequently.

Meanwhile according to emerging reports Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and parliamentarian D.M. Swaminathan are unlikely to take part in tomorrow's parliamentary council sessions.

According to the 18th amendment to the constitution the composition of parliamentary council includes the Speaker, President, Premier, Opposition Leader and two MP's both from the opposition as well as the government representing minorities.

However it is reported that neither Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe nor parliamentarian D.M. Swaminathan have attended a single session of the parliamentary council.

However former Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva expressing his views to our news team stated that most probably a Supreme Court Magistrate would be appointed as the new Chief Justice due to the prevailing circumstances.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
You may also like :
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
717 Views
3,196 Views
3,739 Views
10,695 Views
16,932 Views
56,979 Views
Top