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725,944 cases pending in courts: Ministry of Justice

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There were a total of 725,944 court cases pending in Sri Lanka as at December 31, 2016, Ministry of Justice has revealed.

As per the annual performance report of the justice ministry, 3,566 cases were pending in Supreme Courts; 4,837 in the Court of Appeal; 5,973 in the Civil Appellate HCs; 3,758 in HCs; 142,749 in District Courts; 535,644 in Magistrate Courts; 5,031 in the Labour Tribunals; 188 in the Board of Quazis and 7,832 in the Quazi Courts as at end of 2016.

Out of the total of 725,944 cases which were pending in 2016, 699,784 were which have been carried over from the previous years. (Yohan Perera)

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  • Senewi Friday, 09 June 2017 12:33 PM

    A shot of Dextrose with Saline and a food allowance should be given to judges to increase the efficiency.

    lkboy Friday, 09 June 2017 12:34 PM

    So is this the most inefficient government institution?

    Guinness Friday, 09 June 2017 12:47 PM

    We could apply for inclusion in the Guinness book of recordsrecords

    Freddy Yong Friday, 09 June 2017 12:56 PM

    No big deal. If one should step into a Court house, all one would hear is postponed or 'kal damanawa', manipulated by crooked lawyers because it is said that - a lawyer, like an Arab, loves dates.

    seqi Saturday, 10 June 2017 01:10 PM

    If a court case cant be cleared within a month dismiss it......If 200000 cases need to be rolled over at the end of the year...throw them out for the garbage they are......the judiciary will soon get the gist of things....lawyers will sort out quickly has become the swill of a vast array of pigs trotting around the cloister of courts touting there wares........ via DM Android App

    DJ Saturday, 10 June 2017 03:59 PM

    Justice delayed is justice denied. Judges, lawyers , Police etc., no one interested to do their job if there is no cash involved

    ceylon Friday, 09 June 2017 10:17 AM

    pin pady minister of justice remove imeadiatly.he is not able to do this job. via DM Android App

    MISSING DELIBERATIONS Friday, 09 June 2017 10:34 AM

    Out of which - (a) how many swept under the carpet (b) how many files missing (c) how many productions missing AND (d) how many AG is deliberating for months

    ANTON Friday, 09 June 2017 10:58 AM


    Sambo Friday, 09 June 2017 11:01 AM

    Why don't we close this down. Public money spent for nothing.

    Dr.Nick Friday, 09 June 2017 11:08 AM

    Does justice prevail. via DM Android App

    Asela Friday, 09 June 2017 12:02 PM

    This is how lawyers make money !!!

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