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Five Commissioners appointed to Mediation Board


President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed five Commissioners to the Mediation Board, the Department of Government Information said.

The five come under the Chairmanship of Retired Supreme Court Judge Hector S. Yapa, and include retired judges Nimal Dissanayaka, Chandradasa Nanayakkara and judges M. Somasunderam and Palila B. Jurampathy.

The Mediation Boards Commission consists of five members appointed by the President for a period of three years, the Justice Ministry said. 

It said three of the members are required to have held judicial office in the Supreme Court or Court of Appeal (the highest courts in the land) - one of whom is appointed as Chairman.

The Commission is vested with the power of appointing, dismissing and disciplining mediators and supervising and controlling the performance and discharge of the functions and duties.

The Commission functions as an independent body and the mandatory inclusion therein of persons of the calibre of retired judges of the Appellate Courts is an attempt to ensure its independence and inspire confidence in its impartiality, the Ministry of Justice said.











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