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New Regulations for Justices of the Peace Approved by Ministerial Committee

June 28, Colombo (LNW): The Minister of Justice, Prisons Affairs and Constitutional Reforms has introduced new regulations for the appointments, suspensions, cancellations, and code of conduct for Justices of the Peace under the Judicature Act No. 2 of 1978. These regulations received approval from the Ministerial Consultative Committee on Justice, Prisons Affairs and Constitutional Reforms.

The approval was granted during the committee meeting held recently (18) in Parliament, chaired by Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, PC.

The primary aim of these regulations is to promote moral and ethical conduct among Justices of the Peace, ensuring the effective administration of justice and eliminating opportunities for corrupt practices. Minister Rajapakshe highlighted that there has been no specific method for appointing Justices of the Peace or defining their qualifications until now.

Additionally, the Minister emphasized that these new regulations address the lack of a system to remove Justices of the Peace from their positions in cases of misuse. A code of ethics has also been introduced to uphold the dignity of the position and maintain public trust.

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