Second Special HC declared open

Second Special HC declared open

March 14, 2019   09:54 am

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The second Permanent High Court-at-Bar was declared open by the Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms Thalatha Atukorale a short while ago at the Hulftsdorf court complex.

Accordingly, the second Special High Court will commence functioning from 10.30 am today (March 14) onwards, at Hall No. 1 at the Colombo High Court.

The government decided to set up three Special High Courts to hear the cases related to fraudulent acts, misuse of public property and acts of bribery.

The amendment bill to set up Special High Courts was passed in the parliament on 9th May 2018 and accordingly, the first Special High Court was officially set up on 21st of August 2018 at the Hulftsdorf court complex.

The Chief Justice recently appointed Justices Rathnapriya Gurusinghe, Amal Ranarajah, and Shashi Mahendran as the permanent Trial-at-Bar at the second Special High Court.

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