Written by Nathasha De Alwis
17 Mar, 2018 | 7:57 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The proposal to establish a High Court to consist of 3 three-member judge benches is being widely discussed.
Former Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe commented on the matter.
“The Attorney General has the freedom to request the Chief Justice to establish a Special High Court which will consist of 3 three-member judge benches.”
He stated that this is with regard any public interest matter.
He also said that they enforced it when it came to the Vidya and Udathalawinna Murder Trials and that it is not a right decision by politicians.
Furthermore, he said that it is accepted worldwide, the Attorney General and the Chief Justice have the independence to make that decision.
Former Justice Minister stated that there is no provision in the constitution to create a special court and that when it was discussed in cabinet and the Attorney General was consulted, he reverted to a 29-page report.
“There is power to establish such court under the provisions of the 1978 constitution.”
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