Govt. to amend Criminal Procedure Code

26 November 2016 09:33 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Government is expected to amend the Criminal Procedure Code to dispel concerns by the European Union when it comes to regaining the GSP plus trade facility for Sri Lanka.

The benefits for the apparel sector from this facility is said to be in the region of about Rs.1 billion. The National Co-ordination Committee on Re-admission has been mandated to work on the process.

Further discussions are to be held with Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Lakshman De Silva Monday, 28 November 2016 09:44 AM

    An important amendment requires prescriptive rights on criminal prosecution on capital crimes to be not limited for 20 years and to be eternal. Many Murderers vanish till the prescriptive period end and return free of prosecution. Developed countries like USA has no limits on prosecution

    lkboy Saturday, 26 November 2016 10:30 AM

    what are the amendments?

    UNITED NATIONS Saturday, 26 November 2016 12:56 PM

    the MASTER S want sl to change the countrys laws... via DM Android App

    RanjithT Saturday, 26 November 2016 01:15 PM

    Sorry Correction the benefit is Rs.1billon ie about 6.6 million at todays exchange rate. Is it worth via DM Android App

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