Oct 27, Colombo: Judges in Sri Lanka are to be trained overseas to help them expedite cases as proposed by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay.
Chief Justice Mohan Peiris has told local English weekly that 80 judges are to be sent overseas for the training programme.
Peiris has observed that the judges will visit India and Malaysia to undergo training.
He added that the funds required to send the judges for the training programs have been allocated by the government.
The judges according to the Chief Justice are to be trained on the techniques required by them to expedite cases before them.
High Commissioner Pillay was assured during her recent visit to Sri Lanka that pending cases will be expedited.