The Government has initiated action to expedite the judicial process. Justice Minister Athauda Seneviratne said that accordingly new Courts are being planned. The Minister was speaking in Parliament today, while presenting a Bill to amend the Judicature (Amendment) Bill.
The Minister opined that justice can be meted out to litigants only by completing cases within a short period. The number of Courts had been increased at times and for the first time in history 63 Courts had been added to the judicial network. Through this measure, the Minister said they aimed to provide an opportunity to give Court rulings soon.
Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa pointed out that if the productivity in the judicial system was to be enhanced, productivity of all other affiliated institutions should be increased. The activities of these institutions which are linked to the public as well as development should be expedited. He added that an environment should be created to transact with the world through the introduction of technology to the judicial system in the enforcement of law and order. He emphasized the need to introduce technology to the judicial system similar to taking it to the village.