Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe has been appointed as the President’s representative to the Constitutional Council (CC) by President Maithripala Sirisena.
He replaces Minister Champika Ranwaka whose term had expired.
The appointment has been made Monday under the powers vested by the President according to Article41 A (1) of the Constitution.
The CC comprises the Prime Minister, the Speaker, the Opposition Leader, who are ex-officio members and seven others including three from civil society. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)