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* Sri Lanka Parliamentary Council to meet tomorrow to appoint a new Chief Justice
Mon, Jan 14, 2013, 10:57 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 14, Colombo: The Parliamentary Council of Sri Lanka will meet Tuesday morning to appoint a new Chief Justice, parliamentary sources said.

The Parliamentary Council should recommend the President a suitable candidate for the post of Chief Justice, according to the Constitution f Sri Lanka.

The 18th Amendment to the Constitution has mandated the Parliamentary Council to make key appointments.

The President should first propose a name for the post of Chief Justice to the Parliamentary Council.

The Parliamentary Council, chaired by the speaker Chamal Rajapaksa, comprises Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne, Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe, ruling party UPFA parliamentarian A.H.M. Azwer, and United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian D.M. Swaminathan.

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