President Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday announced the appointment of members to the Election Commission and the Human Rights Commission (HRCSL).Retired Supreme Court judge Justice L.T.B. Dehideniya has been appointed Chairman of the HRCSL. The other newly-appointed members of the HRCSL are Nimalasena Gardier Punchihewa, T.Thanaraj, Prof. Fathima Farzana Hanifa and Dr. Gehan Dinuk Gunatillake.
A former Additional Commissioner-General of Elections R. M. A.L. Rathnayake has been appointed Chairman of the Election Commission. M.A. Pathmasiri Chandrawansha Perera and Ameer Mohommed Faiz are the other members.