Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan government to establish special courts to hear women and child abuse cases
Mon, Apr 14, 2014, 11:00 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 14, Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka is taking measures to set up special courts to hear and expedite cases on abuse of women and children.

Justice Minister Rauf Hakeem has said that special courts will be established to expedite the hearing of women and child abuse cases.

The Minister has noted that similar courts are currently functioning in Colombo and Jaffna and two such courts will be set up in Kandy and Kurunegala as well.

The Minister has also observed that special arrangements will be made to ensure privacy of cases heard in these courts in order to assure the security of the victims.

According to Minister Hakeem, while there are statistics on suspects and accused, statistical information on each offence is not available on record.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Finance Minister participates in Annual Meeting of the ADB in Germany
-- [5 hours ago]
Chevron Lubricants Lanka opens trading at the Colombo Stock Exchange
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up by 11.6 percent in April 2016
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Supreme Court decides parts of Right to Information bill unconstitutional, needs two-third majority to pass
-- [7 hours ago]
UNAIDS welcomes Sri Lanka Supreme Court's landmark decision prohibiting HIV discrimination
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Deputy Minister holds unscrupulous employment agencies responsible for the plight of housemaids in Saudi Arabia
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka President calls for a responsible media culture for the benefit of the people
-- [8 hours ago]
Fitch says Sri Lanka IMF agreement faces implementation risks
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's ex-army chief says 2006 bombing an inside job
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Speaker condemns unruly behavior of lawmakers, appoints committee to probe clash
-- [9 hours ago]

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.