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Sanjay Rajaratnam next Attorney General

Acting Solicitor General President’s Counsel Sanjay Rajaratnam will take over as the country’s next Attorney General.

The Parliamentary Council that convened today approved the President’s proposal to appoint Sanjay Rajaratnam as the Attorney General upon the retirement of incumbent Attorney General Dappula de Livera.

The Parliamentary Council convened today in Parliament under the patronage of Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardane.

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa, Minister of Fisheries Douglas Devananda and Parliamentarian Kabir Hashim attended today’s meeting.

The Parliament Council also approved the recommendation to re-appoint Sanjeeva Jayawardena as a member of the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.

Meanwhile, the Parliament Council recommended the nomination of H Jayantha Shantha Kumara Wickremarathne to the vacant post of a Member of the Office on Missing Persons.

The Council also recommended Major General Rt. WPP Fernando to the vacant post of a Member of the Office for Reparations said Secretary General.

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