AG’s department takes 2 to 6 years for an opinion

AG’s department takes 2 to 6 years for an opinion

AG’s department takes 2 to 6 years for an opinion

Written by Staff Writer

12 Mar, 2019 | 3:18 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – A debate over the delay in obtaining the opinion of the Attorney General to give a verdict during a court case occurred between UNP MP Hesha Withanage and Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms, Thalatha Athukorala.

Hesha Withanage noted that the Attorney General’s Department takes 2 to 6 years to provide opinions and demanded the subject minister Thalatha Athukorala to take necessary measures to hasten the procedure and what steps could be taken to avoid parliamentarians criticism on judges.

Thalatha Atukorala, Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms noted that despite the existence of legal units to consult on most cases they are still being referred to the Attorney General’s Department. She added that the delays of certain reports by the police department also interferes with the work of the Attorney General’s Department.

Additionally, she noted that the judicial system is in good hands. Together, the government with principles of good governance and the constitutional council made the judicial system independent.


 

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