Second of three Special High Courts to be set up

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This would be the second of the three Special High Courts set up to expedite the judicial process of cases relating to serious frauds, corruption and other high profile crimes in a speedy manner.

The government in an Extraordinary Gazette notification announced the establishment of the second Permanent High Court-at-Bar last Friday (07).

According to the notification, the Second Permanent High Court-at-Bar will be set up in Colombo.

The first Permanent High Court-at-Bar was officially declared open on August 21, at the Hulftsdorp Court Complex in Colombo 12. The Parliament enacted amendments to the Judicature Act to set up three Special High Courts to hear corruption cases and cases of complex financial crimes in May 2018.

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