Gurusinghe Out Sobhitha In: Judge Steps Down From Presidential Commission Studying PCOI Report On Political Victimisation

February 22, 2021
Handing over the PCOI report to the President Handing over the PCOI report to the President

Court of Appeal Judge Rathnapriya Gurusinghe has stepped down from the Special Presidential Commission studying the recommendations of the PCOI report on political victimisation.

The PCOI report on political victimisations has recommended stripping a number of opposition politicians of their civic rights for functioning as members of the anti-corruption committee established under the previous government.

The recommendations of the PCOI have already sparked a firestorm in Sri Lankan politicians with a number of opposition groups mobilising their supporters against the report.

Court of Appeal judge Sobhitha Rajakaruna has been appointed in Gurusinghe's place by President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

Supreme Court judge Priyantha Samarakoon functions as the Chairman of the Commission while SC judge Kumuduni Wickremesinghe also serves as a member.

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