Fines increased for penal code violations

The Cabinet yesterday (28) gave the approval to increase fines imposed for violating the penal code.

Accordingly, the Ministry of Justice has appointed a committee to study the existing laws and fines imposed under penal code violations and submit recommendations.

The committee has recommended increasing the fines for penal code offences and Justice Minister Thalatha Athukorale, therefore, sought the Cabinet approval to instruct the legal draftsman to prepare a Bill in order to increase the relevant fines.

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