Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has received a number of reports and opinions on the removal of the former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake.
The documents were received following a request made by the Commonwealth Secretariat, Director of Communications and Public Affairs at the Commonwealth Secretariat Richard Uku said.
“It is Commonwealth Secretariat practice to ensure that the Secretary-General is as well informed as possible when determining the most effective way in which he can assist in politically sensitive situations,” he said.
However he said communications which are provided in confidence to the Secretary-General are treated as internal documents and protected accordingly.
“It would be injurious to the discretion, and ultimately the effectiveness of the Secretary-General if information of this kind were to be released,” Richard Uku said. (Colombo Gazette)