VIDEO: Retired Judges to be employed to sit for cases older than 10 years
February 24, 2011 10:41 am
The Chief Justice has given his approval on a pilot project to employ retired Judges to sit for cases over the weekends in order to dispose of some 800 cases which have been pending for over ten years, Justice Minister Rauf Hakeem stated.
Minister Hakeem stated that a study showed that the eight District Courts of Colombo had around 800 cases which were older than ten years and that the it was necessary to dispose of these cases in the interest of the litigants and the public.
President Mahinda Rajapakse has also, at the request of the Justice Minister, directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to recruit trained lawyers as Assistant Superintendants for the Poilce Department so that they can assist the Police in prosecution matters.
A meeting has also been set up between the Justice Minister, the IGP and the Chief Justice tomorrow (February 25) in order to discuss on some of the matters that concern the administration of justice and the police department.