100 new courts for the country soon; PM

100 new courts for the country soon; PM

100 new courts for the country soon; PM

Written by Zulfick Farzan

25 Jan, 2021 | 5:42 pm

Colombo (News 1st); Sri Lankans are burdened by outdated legal proceedings and it is the responsibility of the government to relieve the people of such burdens, said Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday (25) at the foundation stone laying ceremony to the House of Justice also known as Adikarana Piyasa.

The Prime Minister believes manner civil matters taken up to court can be solved via mediation boards, adding another 100 courts will be constructed in the country in the near future.

‘The delay in taking up cases for trial is an issue,’ said the Prime Minister pointing out that some people appear for cases their entire lives and pass away, without even having a verdict for their cases.

The House of Justice will be constructed in 04 phases at a cost of Rs. 16.5 Billion.

Based on the statistics of 2019, there are around 5000 unsolved cases which are over 20 years old, pending at District Court, said Justice Minister Ali Sabry.

Out-dated laws and technology should be embraced to meet the new challenges, he added.

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