Sri Lanka to set up a special Court for Buddhist monks

ColomboPage News Desk, Jul 28, 2013

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- The Chief Justice of Sri Lanka Mohan Peiris has said that a special Sangha Court would be set up to hear cases involving Buddhist monks.

Peiris speaking at an event in Kandy said that there is a large number of cases involving monks in Kandy, Anuradhapura and Galle.

When the special Sangha court is set up monks will be required to appear at the court and proceedings will be completed within days and not postponed like other court proceedings, the Chief Justice has explained.

"It will be heard day to day and finished off so that we can turn to the public and say, look we are now delivering," Peiris has said.

He has added that the government is willing to invest in a better judiciary but they expect a positive return.