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Speaker signs Judicature (Amendment) Bill

15 May 2018 - 107   - 0

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today (15) signed the Judicature (Amendment) Bill, which was passed in Parliament on May 9, the Speaker's Media Unit said. 

A total of 119 Parliamentarians voted in support of the bill while 52 MPs voted against it. 

The Bill was presented on March 6 by the Minister of Justice. It amends the Judicature Act, No. 2 of 1978. The Determination of the Supreme Court in regard of the Bill was announced to the House by the Speaker on April 3, 2018.

This makes provisions for a Permanent High Court at Bar to try, hear and determine the trials of the offences specified in the Sixth Schedule of the Act.

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