Jan 28, 2019

House heated up over chief justice nominee Featured

A heated exchange of words ensued over the appointment of the next chief justice during the parliamentary session on Friday.

Opposition’s Wimal Weerawansa said the Constitutional Council had rejected the recommendation by president Maithripala Sirisena that Eva Wanasundara, the seniormost judge in the Supreme Court, be appointed the CJ.

However, speaker Karu Jayasuriya rejected the claim and said the CC did not receive such a recommendation.

Weerawansa went onto to charge that the prime minister’s side had warned against sending Wanasundara’s name, saying that they would reject her.

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