ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka plans to establish a judicial training academy as part of a proposed move to develop the country’s judicial system, the cabinet office said Tuesday (20).
The academy is expected to help strengthen and update the knowledge and skill levels of Sri Lanka’s judiciary, the cabinet statement said.
Currently, the Sri Lanka Judges’ Institute serves as the only establishment for judicial training.
The cabinet statement said the Judges’ Institute’s contribution to judicial training in Sri Lanka has not been satisfactory.
“In most countries in the world, institutions equivalent to universities with facilities are being established and maintained to educate judges,” the statement said.
Therefore, the cabinet of ministers has approved a proposal by Justice Minister Ali Sabry to appoint an expert committee headed by Supreme Court Judge Buwaneka Aluwihare to obtain recommendations for the establishment of the Judicial Training Academy in Sri Lanka, it said. (Colombo/Jul20/2021)