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CC unanimously approves Jayantha Jayasuriya as CJ

The Constitutional Council (CC) unanimously approved the appointment of Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya PC as the Chief Justice yesterday. Jayasuriya will be the 47th Chief Justice of the country.

The Constitutional Council chaired by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya convened yesterday morning to take into consideration the nominations presented by the President to fill the positions of Chief Justice and Auditor General.

The CC has also approved the appointment of Additional Auditor General Chulantha Wickremaratne as the new Auditor General of Sri Lanka. The President has also been notified of nominations being approved by the CC.

Attorney General Jayasuriya, an old boy of Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala took oaths as an Attorney-at- Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka in 1982 .

Jayasuriya who joined the Attorney General’s Department as a State Counsel held the posts of Senior State Counsel, Deputy Solicitor General, Additional Solicitor General, Senior Additional Solicitor General before being appointed as Attorney General. 

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Jayantha Jayasuriya approved as new Chief Justice (12:00)

The Constitutional Council has unanimously approved AG Jayantha Jayasuriya as the Chief Justice after considering the recommendation by the President Sirisena.


 

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