The confirmation vote at parliament is expected next week.
A recommendation by the judicial watchdog was approved unanimously with 72 votes.
The Elections Commission plans to increase the number of ballot boxes.
The former vice president was charged with obstruction of justice.
Ranil Wickremesinghe is due to arrive on an official visit on September 2.
An advisory board recommendation is not expected before the 2020 budget is passed.
The new recruits included a former vice president, home minister and lawmakers.
The practice of assigning marks for nominees was scrapped.
Clerics strongly opposed the nomination of two female judges to the Supreme Court.
Parliament debated a report about unconstitutional decisions by the top court.
Parliamentary approval was sought for additional spending.
Magistrate Ali Shareef was elected to represent the trial courts.
Sheikhs contend women cannot serve as judges.
President Solih also pledged to reserve a third of council seats for women.
The former vice president testified as a state witness.
The chief judicial administrator loses his job.
Ruling party lawmakers called for significant changes at the committee stage.