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Nominations for Central Bank Monetary Board approved

Constitutional Council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya presiding the meeting.
Constitutional Council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya presiding the meeting.

Dr. Rani Jayamaha and Samantha Kumarasinghe, who were nominated by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to the Central Bank's Monetary Board for the vacant positions due to the resignation of Nihal Fonseka and Dushni Weerakoon, were approved unanimously by the Constitutional Council yesterday (24)

The 80th meeting of the Constitutional Council was held under the patronage of its Chairman Karu Jayasuriya at the Speaker's official residence. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, along with the members of the Constitutional Council, Bimal Ratnayake and Thalatha Athukorale attended the meeting.

Civil society representatives Javed Yousuf and Prof. Naganathan Selvakumaran, Secretary-General to the Constitutional Council and Secretary-General of the Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake and Deputy Secretary General of Parliament Neil Iddawala were present.

The Chairman informed the members regarding the resignation of the former member Dr. Jayantha Dhanapala and commended him for his excellent service to the Constitutional Council.

He informed the members that actions would be taken in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution to fill the vacancy.


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