There is no intention of political revenge behind the Judicature Bill which is expected to be passed in Parliament tomorrow, Justice and Prison Reforms Minister Thalatha Atukorale said today.
She told a media conference the act would accelerate the judicial process which had slowed down during the past and cases would be heard on a daily basis, with powers being vested in the Chief Justice when appointing judges to the permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar.
“We have no intention of taking revenge, as what had happened during the previous regime, where people like Shirani Bandaranayake and Sarath Fonseka were victimized when they refused to act on the orders of political higher-ups,” the minister said.
“It is a known fact that the judicial process during the Rajapaksa regime was not autonomous and efficient, because of the excessive political influence on the judiciary. But now the Judiciary is acting independently, which is the reason to introduce such Acts, to boost and speed up the country's judiciary,” she said. (Sheain Fernandopulle)
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Comments - 10
malij Tuesday, 08 May 2018 08:04 PM
It is clear why some politicians are agitated over the special courts. It applies to all, past
Haramanis Tuesday, 08 May 2018 09:07 PM
Ho Ho Thalatha - you are sitting next to just the right person to speak the truth!!
Manel Tuesday, 08 May 2018 09:47 PM
This is something that we should have had long time ago.
Dhammika Wednesday, 09 May 2018 11:27 AM
EXACTLY , Hope and wish it ( Justice ) will apply to ALL EQUALLY .
sfa Wednesday, 09 May 2018 08:39 AM
Will thalthaa do the job or run away when there is a critical issue, like when she pointed at her watch at the interview.
AJ Wednesday, 09 May 2018 08:39 AM
If implemented properly, it is a very good initiative to stop corruption.
janaya Wednesday, 09 May 2018 09:01 AM
Dear Mahinda,Ranil,Maithree. please show your commitment to a cleaner politics and get all your followers to support it when the vote is taken. anyone fails to vote for will be exposed to the whole nation
Hari Wednesday, 09 May 2018 12:58 PM
Why you baya Thalahta do your best to the Nation corruption. Thagas ,Kudu,has to be on Table
kamalhot1 Wednesday, 09 May 2018 01:33 PM
If people are benefited, we don't mind you revenge even.
Suren Wednesday, 09 May 2018 01:53 PM
All bullshit , nothing will change
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