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The Cabinet has approved a proposal by President Maithripala Sirisena for legislation, which if enacted, would enable the High Court to hear cases of corruption and fraud as defined under the Bribery Act and the Money Laundering Act.

Currently, such cases are heard by the Magistrate's Court. The President presented the Cabinet memorandum in the wake of his pledge to enact legislation to punish those found responsible for the Central Bank bond scam. The cases are to be heard by a three-bench trial-at-bar. The Cabinet paper was presented by Justice Minister Thalatha Athukorale. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Upul Wednesday, 31 January 2018 06:18 AM

    This is useless in a BANANA REPUBLIC.

    cheers Wednesday, 31 January 2018 06:24 AM

    Oh my god the entire parliament from 1977- todate will be heard

    Shehan Wednesday, 31 January 2018 06:43 AM

    Late is better than never. This must be done within 100 days in power. Hopefully justice implemented for nation.

    Muditha Wednesday, 31 January 2018 07:26 AM

    In a mighty hurry to punish the rivals? Let there be impartial proceedings though the havens fall.

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 31 January 2018 10:46 AM

    Punish the bond scammers but don't forget the fellows who robbed and abused this country b4 that, namely the Mahinda Rajapakse era.


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