SLFP demands due process when appointing new AG

Nimal-Siripala-De-SilvaThe Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today demanded that due process be followed when appointing a new Attorney General (AG).

SLFP member and Government Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said that the appointment of the new AG must take place soon.

He said that the President must nominate the new AG and the Constitutional Council must approve the nomination.

There have been reports the new AG will be appointed through a process which goes against the 19th Amendment to the constitution.

It has been reported that the Government will overlook Solicitor General Suhada Gamlath who is next in line to be the AG. The AG post has been left vacant following the retirement of Attorney General Yuwanjana Wanasundara.

Nimal Siripala de Silva said that the SLFP will oppose appointing an AG selected from outside of the Attorney General’s Department.

He said that in the past there was opposition from the United National Party to appointing an AG from outside of the Attorney General’s Department so that position should remain even now. (Colombo Gazette)

2 COMMENTS

  1. What did SLFP ers do when Mohan was appointed as Attorney General and again as CJ. Now they have at least the freedom to talk and issue Press releases. Some of the top posts in state sector are still held by the henchmen of the previous Government who have come to the top by connection. This comment has nothing to do with Suhada Gamalath because I do not know anything about his professional career. As once a senior state sector employee I know the pain of mind when your due promotion or due place is not given and a total Junior or outsider is appointed. I cannot understand how Senior Deputy Governors in Central Bank are hiding their pain for sometime when total outsiders are appointed as Governors for some years. It has already become an unwritten law that no central banker can become the Governor.

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