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Report on recommendations for speedy justice presented to President


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A report containing recommendations for speedy and effective implementation of criminal justice was presented to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday.

This report was compiled by the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Legal Affairs (anti-corruption) and Media and the Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera presented it to the President.

The Sectoral Oversight Committee on Legal Affairs (anti-corruption) and Media was appointed to scrutinise the functions of the ministries of Justice, Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media as well as to evaluate the efficiency of those ministries.  

Member of Parliament Ajith Mannapperuma is the Chairman of this committee and many deputy ministers and MPs work as members of this committee.

In order to maintain the success of the judicial system of Sri Lanka, more accurate and fair judicial decisions should be delivered to the public without any delay. It is the responsibility of the Government to prepare the legal framework to fulfil the respective duties of the Attorney General’s Department and the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption efficiently. The objective of this report is to classify and present recommendations to create an environment for these institutions’ work, understanding the current needs of society. 

During this event, issues related to the judicial field were discussed in detail. The President also pointed out the importance of the development of human resources as well as providing infrastructure facilities while updating the judicial field with new technologies. 

Minister of Justice Thalatha Athukorala, State Minister Eran Wickramaratne, deputy ministers Karunarathne Paranawithana, Ajith P. Perera and Dushmantha Mithrapala, M.A. Sumanthiran MP, Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya and the Additional Solicitor General and President’s Counsel Yasantha Kodagoda participated in this occasion. 

 


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