New High Courts in six regions - Minister
PUTTALAM: The Puttalam High Court complex built at a cost of
Rs. 24 million was declared open by Justice and Law Reforms Minister
Amarasiri Dodangoda and Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva recently.
Speaking on the occasion Minister Dodangoda said the new courts
complex would help people of Puttalam and surrounding areas to overcome
the inconvenience caused by laws delays.
People of Maha Kumbukkadawala, Anamaduwa, Karuwalagasweewa, Kalpitiya,
Bundalama and Nawagattegama especially who had to travel a long distance
to the Chilaw High Court to get their legal matters attended to, would
have the benefit of getting such matters attended to at their doorstep.
The Ministry hoped to set up new High Courts in six regions before
the end of this year to stabilise law and order and prevent laws delays,
The Minister who complimented Chief Justice Sarath N Silva for his
efforts to develop the legal sector by travelling the length and breadth
of the country to look into the needs of various courts said he believed
the independence of the judiciary was a prerequisite for ensuring the
rights of the haves and have nots.
The Minister said he never condoned politicians trying to influence
the judiciary in any way.
Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva said as member of the legal sector they
always believed in redeeming the pledges given to the people. The
opening of the Puttalam High Court complex was a fulfilment of one such
Nation Building and Development Deputy Minister D. M. Dassanayake,
Justice and Law Reforms Ministry Secretary Suhada K. Gamlath, Judicial
Services Commission Chairman Chandra Jayatilleke, Puttalam High Court
Judge Diddeniya and District Judge Mrs. Nirosha Fernando were also