CC approves Yasantha Kodagoda as Supreme Court justice

The Constitutional Council (CC) has approved the recommendation to appoint President’s Counsel (PC) Yasantha Kodagoda as a Supreme Court justice.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had made the recommendation to the Constitutional Council last week.

PC Yasantha Kodagoda was appointed the President of Appeals Court on the 28th of March last year.

The President recommended Mr. Kodagoda to the Supreme Court to fill the position vacated by the demise of Supreme Court Justice Prasanna Jayawardena PC.

Mr. Jayawardena passed away on the 24th of December last year while receiving treatment at a private hospital.