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* Sri Lanka to introduce changes to the country's judicial system
Mon, Dec 9, 2013, 12:04 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 09, Colombo: The Justice Ministry of Sri Lanka plans to introduce changes to the country's judicial system to uplift the current system.

Justice Minister Rauf Hakeem told parliament that among the key changes that would be introduced to the judicial system is a code of conduct and a performance evaluation for judges.

He said the code of conduct based on the Bangalore and Latimer House Principles will be gazetted early next year.

Hakeem further said that the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) will also introduce a system of evaluating the performance of judges.

The evaluation will include delays in writing judgments and those in the legal fraternity would be able to make presentations to the JSC during such a process.

The Minister added that the Government Analyst's Department would conduct its own DNA analysis of samples provided by court from next month.

According to the Minister, there will be a complete revamping of the professional legal education system in the country, which will enable local lawyers to keep abreast of developments in the rest of the world.

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