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Constitutional Council again rejects President’s nominee for Appellate Court Chairman

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The Constitutional Council for the second time has rejected the name forwarded by President Maithripala Sirisena to the post of Chairman of the Appeal Court.

The Constitutional Council, chaired by the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, met in Parliament on Wednesday. All the members of the Constitutional Council were present at the meeting.

The Council considered the recommendations of the President for the post of Chairman of the Court of Appeal, and one more for the bench of judges, but no final decision was taken on the matter.

President Sirisena has reportedly sent the same name that was proposed to the post of Appeal Court Chairman two weeks ago, and rejected by the Constitutional Council.

The Constitutional Council also took steps to send the names recommended for the currently vacated posts in independent Commissions.

Among the recommendations were six new names for the National Police Commission and one for the Public Service Commission.

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