Jan 25, 2020

Yasantha Kodagoda approved as SC judge

The Constitutional Council (CC) yesterday (24) has approved the recommendation to appoint President’s Counsel (PC) Yasantha Kodagoda as a Supreme Court justice.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had made the recommendation to the Constitutional Council last week, to fill the position vacated by the demise of Supreme Court Justice Prasanna Jayawardena PC

PC Yasantha Kodagoda was appointed the President of Appeals Court on the 28th of March last year.

In the meantime, the CC also approved the appointment of A.H.M Dilip Nawaz as the President of the Court of Appeal, which is left vacant following the appointment of PC Yasantha Kodagoda as a justice of Supreme Court.

Mr. Nawaz was appointed the Acting President of the Appeals Court on the 20th of January.