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* State Minister says investigations into over 120 cases of major crimes completed
Tue, Aug 7, 2018, 10:24 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 07, Colombo: State Minister Ajith P. Perera says, investigations in to more than 120 major crimes have been completed under the current administration and the investigation reports have been submitted to the Attorney General's Department.

Speaking at a media briefing held at the UNP Headquarters Sirikotha today State Minister said now it is the function of the Attorney General's Department, to review the files and proceed with the next course of action.

He added that the current government increased the number of high court judges from 75 to 110 and number of state counsels from 113 to 213 to make the court hearings more efficient and speedy.

The State Minister said the current government has allowed the judicial sector to be functioned without any political interference and two most independent officers of the judicial sector have been appointed to decide what cases need to be taken up before the special high courts. The cases that are to be heard before the special courts will be decided by the Attorney General and the Chief Justice.

State Minister, Ajith P Perera also said that at the parliamentary group meeting of the United National Front it was decided not to increase salaries of the parliamentarians during the current term of Parliament although the salary scale of the high court judges and state counsels was raised.


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