Sanjay Rajaratnam approved as new Attorney General
Posted on May 20th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

The Parliamentary Council has approved the appointment of Acting Solicitor General Sanjay Rajaratnam as the new Attorney General of Sri Lanka.

The Parliamentary Council decided to concur with the proposal of the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to appoint Sanjay Rajaratnam, PC, Solicitor General (Acting) as the Attorney General upon the retirement of the incumbent Attorney General, the statement said.

The official term of current Attorney General Dappula de Livera, who was sworn in to the position on May 10, 2019, is set to come to an end this month.

The Parliament Council which met today (20) under the patronage of Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena also agreed to concur with the recommendation to re-appoint Mr. Sanjeeva Jayawardena, PC, as a member of the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL).

The Parliament Council also recommended the nomination of Mr. H. Jayantha Shantha Kumara Wickremarathne to the vacant post of a Member of the Office on Missing Persons and recommended Major General (Retd.) W. P. P. Fernando to the vacant post of a Member of the Office for Reparations.

Sanjay Rajaratnam was appointed as the Acting Solicitor General in October 2019, after then-Solicitor General Dilrukshi Dias Wickremasinghe was interdicted, pending an inquiry into her alleged phone conversation with Avant-Garde chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi.

One Response to “Sanjay Rajaratnam approved as new Attorney General”

  1. Nimal Says:

    This is very good to the country, that brings confidence to the hardworking Tamil community. Must be mindful of the extremist lobby and even diaspora that would like to prolong reconciliation by harming him, just like what they did to Kathiragamer and other Tamil leaders. Must give the full protection and good luck. Hope he will help to release Shani Abbay and Rajan. Bring confidence back to the island.

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