Judicature Amendment Bill passed in parliament

Judicature Amendment Bill passed in parliament

Judicature Amendment Bill passed in parliament

Written by Keshala Dias

10 May, 2018 | 1:55 am

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Judicature (Amendment) Bill was passed with amendments in parliament, today (May 9).

The Bill was passed with 119 Members of Parliament voting in favor and 52 voting against. Amendments to the Bill were presented during the committee stage and was passed without a vote.

The Judicature (Amendment) Bill makes provisions for a Permanent High Court at Bar to try, hear and determine the trials of the offenses specified in the Sixth Schedule of the Act. Or in simple terms, the bill allows the creation of a high court which will hear cases of corruption which will be filed by specified state officials.

The Bill was heavily objected by the Opposition at the very outset of the debate.

(Watch the below video for the debate)


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