The Elections Commission has decided to suspend the appointment of President’s Counsel by the President with a view to fulfilling political objectives after a letter was submitted by Bimal Ratnayake.
These appointments have been made in contravention of the Supreme Court Case No. SC FR 302/2019 and the Gazette Notification No. 2147/37 issued on the decisions of that case.
These appointments will be the third time that 76 Presidential Counsel have been appointed on two previous occasions. The sources say that the appointments are made on a promise given by a certain candidate before the President loses his term and before the election.
The following is the letter of JVP MP Bimal Ratnayake sent to EC,