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Quazi Courts to operate in Sri Lanka

Sep 10, 2010 5:56:25 AM - itnnews.lk

Quazi courts will be set up under the construction programme of Courts.

Quazi Courts will be set up to deal with the cases relating to family disputes of Muslims. The construction of Quazi courts in Samanthurai, Kinniya, Biyagaha and Puttalam areas is already underway. Thirty eight million rupees has been allocated for this purpose. Fifty eight such courts will be set up throughout the island. So far the houses of the Quazis were used in place of courts. The Ministry of Justice has pointed out that this can undermine the independence and impartiality of the judiciary. Minister Athavuda Seneviratna has instructed the authorities to expedite the construction work.