The government is planning to appoint an incompetent official to the post of Attorney General in the wake of the retirement of former AG Yuwanjan Wijeyatilake, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) General Secretary and MP Udaya Gammanpila claimed today.
He said the new AG should be appointed as soon as possible because otherwise the lawsuits filed under the purview of the AG can no longer be proceeded with.
Mr. Gammanpila said Solicitor General Suhada Gamlath who earlier functioned as the acting AG should be appointed to the post according to the approved selection procedure.
“Solicitor General Gamlath who is next in line should be appointed soon. He is a reputed and competent state official who works independently on behalf of justice. He is not relying on money or any other benefits. But, according to reports, an officer who is incapable of serving as the AG is to be appointed,” he said.
He said the joint opposition would oppose the appointment of an outsider to the post of AG. (Piyumi Fonseka)
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Comments - 14
Manushya Monday, 08 February 2016 05:32 PM
If Mr Gamlath is an "independent government officer" what made him to get a political appointment from the previous regime as a Secretary to a Ministry?
raju Monday, 08 February 2016 05:42 PM
You want us to appoint you as AG is it so
Coconut Republic Monday, 08 February 2016 05:54 PM
We are strongly be recommending you! !!
Premalal Monday, 08 February 2016 06:09 PM
Are they going to bring back Mohan Pieris?
Sincere Monday, 08 February 2016 06:14 PM
You mean to say all appointed during your regime to higher positions were highly competent?
Bala Monday, 08 February 2016 06:15 PM
It was your boss MR who appointed Mohan Pieris as AG and later CJ - the most horrible appointment in Sri Lanka.
watch dog Monday, 08 February 2016 07:05 PM
Thanks Mr. Gammanpila.
Aquarius Monday, 08 February 2016 07:43 PM
This court jester is in action again with his cheap comments.
Andrew Pitugala Tuesday, 09 February 2016 11:14 AM
Previous appointees were political and yes men to the powers that be, We need a man of integrity and with a solid back bone.
Gobba Tuesday, 09 February 2016 11:55 AM
Yes Mohan Peiris was such a VERY COMPETENT MAN for the top post. Joke of the Century.
usoof Tuesday, 09 February 2016 11:56 AM
where is my 100 bugs?
Sapu Monday, 08 February 2016 09:58 PM
He was kicked out for good. The next AG is going to be better than the urgent incompetent one
rajasinghe Tuesday, 09 February 2016 05:27 AM
Mr.Pingala,when Mohan Pieris was brought in were you in the moon?You have become the laughing stock of the country. God sake please get lost.
Cobra Tuesday, 09 February 2016 06:06 AM
No one is competent enough for the likes of Gammanpila except stooges like those of the previous regime and Gammanpila knows about stooges!
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