Hearing cases daily by high courts is compulsory ; salaries of judges to be raised.

(Lanka-e-News - 21.Dec.2017, 11.35PM)    Government has decided to ensure that cases in high courts are compulsorily heard daily , and also increase the salaries plus allowances of the judges. A number of decisions relating to the judiciary including the salary increases were proposed at the cabinet meeting held on 19th of December.
 
The proposal was   made by minister of justice  Ms. Thalatha Athukorale to the cabinet that  in order to find immediate solutions for delays experienced in high  courts which are militating against dispensation of justice duly,  it must be made  compulsory that  cases in high courts are heard daily . This will  apply in all instances except where there are special circumstances supported by valid reasons to put cases on hold.   The cabinet on the 19 th  approved the proposal of Thalatha to amend the criminal procedure code accordingly to implement the proposal. 

Upward revision of judges’ salaries…

At the same time cabinet gave the approval to table a proposal in  parliament  for  an upward revision of the salaries and allowances of the judges of the high courts , lower courts, officers of the AG’s department and Legal draftsman’s department with effect from 2018. Commensurate with  those increases , the salaries and allowances of the judges of the highest courts are also to be raised. 

Appointment of deputy Principal for  Law College

It was also decided at the cabinet meeting on the 19 th to create a post of deputy principal for Law College . The proposed amendment  regulations prepared  by   Legal education council  incorporated  in   the Gazette extraordinary 2047/27 of 2017-11-28 , was  tabled in parliament  for approval .

  

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