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Parliamentary Council to discuss Supreme Court appointments

The Parliamentary Council met yesterday to discuss appointments to the Supreme Court under the patronage of Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa, Minister Douglas Devananda and MP Kabir Hashim.

The Parliamentary Council met yesterday to discuss appointments to the Supreme Court under the patronage of Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa, Minister Douglas Devananda and MP Kabir Hashim.

The Parliamentary Council met yesterday to discuss appointments to the Supreme Court, parliamentary officials said.

The number of judges in the Supreme Court has been increased from 11 to 17 under the 20th Amendment.

Parliamentary officials said that the council will today discuss and provide their observations to the president on new appointments to the Supreme Court. The official twitter handle of Parliament yesterday tweeted saying that 'the first meeting of the Parliamentary Council commenced under the patronage of Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa, Minister Douglas Devananda and MP Kabir Hashim. The members of the Council are Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardene, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa, Minister Douglas Devananda and Kabir Hashim, MP.

Under the 20th Amendment, the Parliamentary Council provides observations for the President’s nominations for Independent Commissions and high posts in the Government.