Sri Lanka government opens court complex in former rebel capital

Sept 28, Colombo: The Sri Lanka government will open the first court complex built in the former rebel stronghold of Kilinochchi in the Northern Province tomorrow.

The Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, Suhada Gamlath says also another court complex will be opened in Vavuniya tomorrow while new court complexes would be established in Point Pedro, Mannar and Mullaitivu soon.

The terrorist group, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE), who ran a de facto state in the Northern Province, have destroyed the government courts. The Ministry says the Point Pedro court was completely destroyed by the LTTE and the Ministry plans to re-establish it.

The move to establish court complexes is a part of the plan to streamline the process of justice in the area, the Ministry says.

Meanwhile the Justice Ministry will establish a Juvenile Court in Jaffna to ensure the justice for children. The Justice Ministry has already established a childrens court in Battaramulla, a suburb of Colombo.

The Secretary has said that the juvenile courts will be set up according to the international standards paying attention not to damage the young minds, and the President has ordered the Treasury Secretary to provide funds to establish juvenile courts, throughout the country.

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