CC approves appointment of new Ombudsman



Constitutional Council approves the appointment of retired High Court Judge K.B.K Hirimburegama as the new Ombudsman.

The Constitutional Council unanimously approved the recommendation of the President to appoint Mr. K B K Hirimburegama, Retired High Court Judge to the post of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration (Ombudsman) which will be vacant from 31.03.2023.

This approval was given in the Constitutional Council meeting held on 24.03.2023 under the chairmanship of Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana, the Speaker. 

The Constitutional Council also considered the applications for the appointment of members to the Commissions referred to in Article 41B. Having considered the applications for the Audit Service Commission, the Constitutional Council unanimously recommended four persons to the Hon President, to be appointed as Members of the Audit Service Commission. Auditor General is the ex-officio Chairman to the Audit Service Commission. 

PM Dinesh Gunawardena, Opposition leader – Sajith Premadasa, Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva, MP Sagara Kariyawasam, MP Kabir Hashim, Dr. Prathap Ramanujam, Dr. (Mrs) Dilkushi Anula Wijesundere and Dr. (Mrs) Dinesha Samararatne were present in the committee meeting.


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