Jan 21, 2018

Draft bill for 3 new high courts within 2 weeks

A draft bill for the establishment of three anti-corruption high courts will be submitted to the cabinet within the coming fortnight, reports say.

The proposal says the court will have three judges who will take up financial crime, corruption, criminal breach of trust, money laundering, terrorism financial, organized crime, assets and denials of state revenue cases on a daily basis.

Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe last November submitted the cabinet paper to set up these high courts.