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Sri Lanka: CC rejects Ranil Rajapaksa’s request to extend AG Rajaratnam’s term

The Constitutional Council (CC), yesterday (18), rejected President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s recommendation to extend Attorney General Sanjay Rajaratnam’s term of office, Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana told Ceylon Today.

This decision was made during the CC meeting held in Parliament at 2:00 p.m. yesterday, chaired by the Speaker.

The decision comes after the Constitutional Council met twice previously to consider the President’s recommendation regarding the Attorney General’s term but was unable to reach a final decision.

By Mithun Jayawardhana  CT

President Wickremesinghe had recommended that Attorney General Rajaratnam’s term of service, which ends on 26 June, be extended till 31 December.

Meanwhile, Opposition political parties strongly objected to the President’s recommendation to extend the Attorney General’s term, especially with a Presidential Election approaching.

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