Bond scam - first case by new HC-at-Bar: Talatha

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The bond scam could be the first case to be heard by the new High Court-at-Bar which the government intends to set up, Minister of Justice Talatha Athukorala told Parliament yesterday.

“Some MPs have talked much about the bond scam and what I could say that this could be the first case which the new high courts could hear,” Ms Athukorala said.

She said the government is not prepared to follow wrong precedents created by the last regime and drag people to jail. The Minister said that this is the answer the government could give to those who question on the action it had taken to curb corruption. “We will always do things within a legal framework,” she said.

The Minister said some people are so ignorant that they think the Minister of Justice could get involved in court cases when a number of such cases are given to her. “Some MPs came up with some case numbers today and I would say that they hardly know the duties and functions of Justice Minister. Minister’s job is not getting involved in court cases and could manipulate them,” she said. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 10

  • yahiya Wednesday, 21 March 2018 09:00 AM

    Mahinda paid well to you.

    Karthik Wednesday, 21 March 2018 09:54 AM

    in parallel with morning-younger case ?

    Jude Wednesday, 21 March 2018 10:21 AM

    Whatever courts you establish !!! Mahendran and Aloysius clan prepared to defend vigorously with their billion rupee Army of Lawyers!!!!

    Duminda Wednesday, 21 March 2018 10:35 AM

    Please do it rightfully sake of country. Current world economy spectrum SL sliding to bad to worst. Cannot see any bright future in near future or next decades. The way things are happening at the past and present.

    Kondebandapucheena Wednesday, 21 March 2018 10:39 AM

    but Main two culprit at large,from Singapore you won,t able to get extradition

    Stan Wednesday, 21 March 2018 02:24 PM

    Sri Lanka and Singapore are both Commonwealth countries. Sri Lanka is eligible to ask for extradition under the london scheme.

    Ronnie Bugger Wednesday, 21 March 2018 10:47 AM

    You say the Government intends to set-up. The big question is WHEN ?. There is no purpose for any new High Court with the prime suspect absconding. Get the PM to bring him back first.

    Refaideen Wednesday, 21 March 2018 10:59 AM

    So some MPs are ignorant of court’s proceedings

    lanka Wednesday, 21 March 2018 05:48 PM

    A lawyer and an MP but clueless about the legal system in Sri Lanka. Go back to school.

    Buddhist Wednesday, 21 March 2018 06:10 PM

    Good first step, but it may also be a tactic to delay Rajapakse cases and protect them.

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