By Sandun A Jayasekera
The cabinet has taken a number of steps to put an end to laws delay including a three year plan that costs the government Rs. 20 billion, Cabinet spokesman, Mass Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said yesterday.
Minister Rambukwella told the media that the unusual delay in the justice mechanism in Sri Lanka has become a challenge for ensuring the rule of law within the country.
This shortcoming in Sri Lanka’s judiciary has been highlighted on many international indicators influencing foreign investments in a negative perspective. Therefore, it is of vital importance to supply sufficient human and physical resources to the judicial sector, introduce novel technology, strengthen a remedial conflict resolving mechanism as well as introduce required legal reformations in order to resolve this issue, he stressed.
‘’It has been therefore proposed to allocate Rs.20,000 million from the budget of the year 2021 for the implementation of a three - year plan for enhancing infrastructure facilities within the judicial sector. Accordingly, the Cabinet granted approval to the proposal submitted by the Minister of Justice, Ali Sabry, PC for the implementation of a project to develop infrastructure facilities in the judicial sector under 06 selected subject areas utilizing the given provisions,” Minister Rambukwella noted.
Submission of the final report of the Presidential Investigation Commission to probe into the fraud and corruption alleged to have been taking place in government institutions within the period commencing from 14th January 2015 to 31st December 2018.
The final report of the above Commission established by President on the 14th January 2019 and chaired by Upali Abeyrathne, retired Supreme Court Judge, has been handed over to the
The Cabinet has granted approval to table the report in Parliament.