Sri Lanka judiciary to speed up the legal processes against child abuse

Aug 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka judiciary has decided to complete the hearings of the child abuse cases within five months.

The first stage of this project is to be commenced from Colombo and Polonnaruwa districts.

Palitha Fernando, the Deputy Solicitor General pointed out that some child abuse cases were being examined for over ten years causing difficulty to both prosecution and defendant parties.

Accordingly, a Deputy Solicitor General is to be appointed to each Province and the police officials directed by a Deputy Inspector General will assist the investigations. The Ministry of Health will also assist to speed up the judiciary process.

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