President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Rhythmscape by Maestro Bickram Ghosh to mark the 70th anniversary of India’s indepdendence at BMICH on Tuesday. Pic by Saman Abesiriwardena

Mega corruption

cases to be heard

by trials-at-Bar

More High Courts to be established


by Zacki Jabbar

The government has decided to increase the number of High Courts with some of them functioning as trials-at-bar since more than 43 criminal cases against some members of former President Mahinda Rajapaksas family and his regime were stuck at the Attorney General’s Department for nearly two years.

Addressing the weekly Cabinet Press Briefing at the Information Department yesterdy, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said that trials-at-bar could sit on a daily basis and hear a minimum of two cases a day, which would help clear the backlog of cases to a great extent.

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