May 15, Colombo: Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya Tuesday signed the Judicature (Amendment) Bill making it a legal act, the Speaker's Office said.
The Judicature (Amendment) Bill, which amends the Judicature Act, No. 2 of 1978 was presented in parliament on March 6 by the Minister of Justice and it was passed in Parliament with amendments on May 9, 2018.
The bill makes provisions for a Permanent High Court at Bar to try, hear and determine the trials of the offences specified in the Sixth Schedule of the Act.
The Bill is expected to expedite the judicial process of cases regarding serious frauds, corruption and other high profile crimes.