Jan 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's new Chief Justice Mohan Peiris has noted that the existing laws in the country are outdated and has pointed out the need to amend the current laws.
The new Chief Justice, appointed last week following the impeachment of Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake, has told the local media that he would discuss the issue of amending the laws with the government and the judiciary.
Peiris has explained that amending the laws could help expedite cases that are being dragged for several years.
He has underscored that the police must also ensure that they follow the law.
Peiris has informed that he had resigned from his role as adviser to the Cabinet on legal affairs after being appointed as the Chief Justice.