Sept 05, Colombo: A committee appointed by the Sri Lankan government to study the re-demarcation of the judicial areas of the country has submitted its report to the Minister of Justice Rauf Hakeem yesterday (September 04).
The re-demarcation of the judicial boundaries was a long-felt need in the country and the government appointed a committee to study the issue on November 10, 2010.
The committee headed by former Supreme Court judge Gamini Amaratunga studied the matters related to the judicial areas and it has proposed 20 reforms to the judicial structure of the island.
The committee has considered the judiciary infrastructure, the possibilities of quickening the process of resolving the cases and the people's easy access to the courts when considering the reforms of the judiciary system.
The Budget speech of 22nd November, 2010 highlighted the fact that there are 650,000 cases pending before the Sri Lankan courts.
The President proposed to implement a three-year accelerated project to facilitate the effective administration of justice form 2011. New courts are to be set up according to the reforms proposed by the committee to re-demarcate the judiciary boundaries.