Published On: Fri, Jan 25th, 2019

Constitutional Council Shoots Down President’s Repeated Attempt To Appoint Deepali Wijesundara As Court Of Appeal Chair

The Constitutional Council has shot down President Maithripala Sirisena’s repeated attempt to appoint Deepali Wijesundara as the Chairperson of the Court of Appeal. 

The Constituional Council, two weeks ago, rejected President Sirisena’s recommendation to appoint Wijesundara as the Chairperson of the Court of Appeal. 

Despite the initial refusal by the Council, the President again nominated Wijesundara for the position and re-sent it for the approval of the Council. 

The Council has reportedly decided that it was pointless to discuss a nomination that has already been rejected. 

As a result, the matter has now come to a standstill.

The top post of the Court of Appeal became vacant when its former Chairman Padman Surasena was promoted as a Supreme Court judge.