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The Anuradhapura Magistrate yesterday cleared a massive backlog of cases when she delivered judgments in 203 cases in a day.

Magistrate Ms. Dharshika Wimalasiri convicted suspects in 55 percent of these cases while releasing the rest. Sentences were imposed on some of those convicted while sentences on others were reserved and their finger prints were ordered to be recorded.

It was reported that almost all the case files relating to these 203 cases were destroyed when the Anuradhapura Magistrate Court and the record room caught fire on January 24, this year. The magistrate had taken speedy action to order police to prepare fresh records. Starting court sittings at 11.15 am yesterday, the Magistrate had delivered judgments in these cases 203 cases till 6.30 pm.

(Susitha R. Fernando)


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  • klk Tuesday, 02 August 2011 05:17 AM

    VERY EFFICIENT. Hope the right verdicts were given too. @Bumba: get your head checked mate

    PuranAppuGe Tuesday, 02 August 2011 04:03 PM

    good work you have set the bench mark on how cases can be settled if efforts are taken.

    AF Tuesday, 02 August 2011 03:11 PM

    It is like one eye surgeon doing 200+ cataracts in one day to create a guiness world record. You cant expect 100% quality at this rate!!

    cynic anthropos Tuesday, 02 August 2011 06:05 AM

    Most wrong is delaying judgements.

    cynic anthropos Tuesday, 02 August 2011 06:08 AM

    But you are running round the crux of the fact.

    gon gale goda banda Tuesday, 02 August 2011 06:02 AM

    it is not just come to the bench and sentence people... definitely she has done lot of home work prior to this...and has given a tough time to the police as well for making fresh reports...very exemplary duty...well done madam...

    Bumba Tuesday, 02 August 2011 05:49 AM

    The efficiency of the crime being committed is also very interesting. A record?

    karu Tuesday, 02 August 2011 05:49 AM

    Good Work...................... but most of lawyers will be disappointed if all the judges follow the example. Be aware of them madam

    Lankatarzan Tuesday, 02 August 2011 05:52 AM

    Justice delayed = justice denied
    Judgement rushed = justice refuted

    managala Tuesday, 02 August 2011 05:35 AM

    Good Work !!

    Eranga Wijesinghe Tuesday, 02 August 2011 05:25 AM

    Any way I like your style madam. You are straight forward...... we need judges like you. Good luck

    kaputakukula Tuesday, 02 August 2011 05:22 AM

    That means 25 cases in one hour provided a day is 8 hours duty, So the judge took approx. two minutes a case. A guiness record or "A decision made in haste" - can it be flawless.

    asha Tuesday, 02 August 2011 05:19 AM

    HE- Because the Magistrate is a lady !
    Female power in SA!!

    Bumba Tuesday, 02 August 2011 02:25 AM

    Sad bit of news. Anuradhapura is the epicenter of Buddhism in Sri Lanka and 200 cases in one day. What is going wrong?

    Bumba Tuesday, 02 August 2011 05:03 AM

    Facts are facts. Can not runaway from them.

    Fahim Hashim Tuesday, 02 August 2011 04:57 AM

    Dont bring Buddhism into this. religion has nothing to do with this. This shows how public servants can work efficiently.

    TMA Tuesday, 02 August 2011 04:55 AM

    The judgement day

    Guru Tuesday, 02 August 2011 04:53 AM

    How many were wrong judjements????

    Hiran Shanaka Tuesday, 02 August 2011 04:53 AM

    At this rate, she might as well give judgment to the cases that might happen in the future…something similar to Minority Report! Buy one, get one free!

    ASFAR Tuesday, 02 August 2011 04:50 AM

    justice delayed is justice denied. thanks to the brave judge.

    nikita Tuesday, 02 August 2011 03:45 AM

    Great Madam, If others could follow you, Hope others will not find fault as the layers Daily bread is ruined with these type of speedy actions

    scrap_metal Tuesday, 02 August 2011 03:13 AM

    way to go judge..

    Riyazi-Dorking Tuesday, 02 August 2011 03:15 AM

    First sight , I thought It`s the judgment day !

    Fayad Tuesday, 02 August 2011 02:51 AM

    Why can't other judges follow the same.????

    Susa Tuesday, 02 August 2011 02:44 AM

    This is the way!! Good example to others.


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