Judicature (Amendment) Bill passed in Parliament

The Judicature (Amendment) Bill was passed in Parliament with amendments today.

The Bill amends the Judicature Act, No. 2 of 1978 making 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 new law will enable the chief justice to establish special high courts and appoint three judges to them as needed.