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Parinda Ranasinghe takes oath as Acting AG

July 01, Colombo (LNW): Senior Additional Solicitor General Parinda Ranasinghe has been sworn in as the Acting Attorney General before the Chief Justice.

Recently, a proposal to extend the term of the current Attorney General, Sanjay Rajaratnam, by another six months was rejected for the second time at a Constitutional Council meeting.

The proposal, put forward by President Ranil Wickremesinghe, was defeated with five votes against and three in favour.

Rajaratnam’s current term is due to conclude at the end of this month, and the President had sought to extend it by six months.

However, the extension required the approval of the Constitutional Council, which rejected the proposal twice.

As a result, Senior Additional Solicitor General Parinda Ranasinghe, the son of former Chief Justice K. A. Parinda Ranasinghe, has been appointed as the Acting Attorney General.

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