The Parliamentary Council (PC) yesterday confirmed several judge appointments, including the appointment of a new Supreme Court judge.
The PC reaffirmed President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s nomination, Arjuna Obeyesekere, President of the Court of Appeal, as Supreme Court Justice to fill the post vacated after Judge Sisira J. de Abrew retired.
Court of Appeal Judge KP Fernando has been appointed President of the Court of Appeals to fill the post created by Obeyesekere’s appointment to the Supreme Court.
The PC also agreed to appoint Supreme Court Judge Sasi Mahendran as Judge of the Court of Appeal to fill the position created by the appointment of KP Fernando as President of the Court of Appeal.
The PC also agreed to appoint LTB Dehideniya, Supreme Court Justice, as a member of the Judicial Services Commission, which became vacant with Judge De Abrew’s retirement.
Spokesperson Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Fisheries Minister Douglas Devananda and MP Hashim attended the PC meeting yesterday.