UPFA Parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena has charged that the government is attempting to bypass the procedure in appointing an Attorney General. It was influencing the Constitutional Council.
He was addressing the House. He said: “The Opposition has been informed by a credible source that the government intended to appoint a new Attorney General without following due process. They are doing so by exerting unnecessary influence on the Constitutional Council. If this situation continues the people will lose trust in Parliament. Correct procedures must strictly be followed in this regard.”