Appointments are yet to be made to four positions that remain vacant for some time in the supreme court and the court of appeal.
Among them, there is still no successor appointed for Buwaneka Aluvihare, who retired from the SC about a month ago.
Similarly, vacancies exist in the CA following the retirements of Prasantha Silva, N.D. Keerthisinghe and Neil Iddawela.
President Ranil Wickremesinghe should recommend to the Constitutional Council qualified persons for these positions.
In the meantime, the president has sent a strongly-worded letter to the CC over its delay in responding to his recommendation to appoint Nissanka Bandula Karunaratne as a SC judge.