The Constitutional Council (CC) will meet tomorrow holding its first meeting for the year, during which it will consider and recommend the nomination sent by President Maithripala Sirisena for the vacant posts in the Supreme Court, a member of the Council told the Sunday Observer yesterday. This appointment is for the vacancy that arose with the retirement of former Supreme Court Justice Eva Wanasundara. Constitutional Council members are irked that despite the Council forwarding nominations to theSupreme Court and the Court of Appeal, the President has still failed to make the appointments. He said that the President has no prerogative to refrain from appointing such recommendations once made by the Constitutional Council. However, this provision was not introduced to the appointment of Judges to the Supreme Court to maintain the independence of the Judiciary.
Source: Sunday Observer January 05, 2019 19:52 UTC