Justice Minister Ali Sabry is expected to meet President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to discuss his concerns on the ‘One Country, One Law’ Task Force.
Sources told Daily Mirror that Sabry was expected to meet the President who returned to the country from Scotland yesterday. The exact date as to when they were to meet was not immediately known.
Ali Sabry was said to be disappointed over the appointment of the Task Force led by the Venerable Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero to prepare a draft on ‘One Country, One Law’ and submit a final report by February next year.
It was reported that Minister Ali Sabry was not consulted before the Task Force was appointed. However, President’s Spokesman Kingsley Rathnayake said this week that the Justice Minister had been briefed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Rathnayake said that the Justice Minister may not have been aware of the move to appoint the Task Force at the start. However, he said the President had later met the Justice Minister and briefed him on the appointment of the Task Force.
Sources said that the Justice Minister was still not satisfied with the appointment and was expected to meet the President to discuss his concerns.
The Task Force led by the Venerable Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero includes Professor Dayananda Banda, Professor Shanthinandana Wijesinghe, Professor Sumedha Siriwardana, N. G. Sujeewa Panditharathna, Attorney-at-law Iresh Senevirathne, Attorney-at-law Sanjaya Marambe, Eranda Navarathna, Pani Wewala, Moulavi Mohomad from the Ulama Council in Galle, Lecturer Mohomad Inthikab, Kaleel Rahuman and Azeez Nizardeen.(EASWARAN RUTNAM)