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  • Sri Lanka Parliament Enacts Witness Protection Law Read more >

    Sri Lanka Parliament Enacts Witness Protection Law

     by Emelina Perez [JURIST] The Sri Lankan Parliament [official website] on Thursday passed the Assistance to and Protection of Victims of Crime and Witnesses Bill [Ceylon Daily News report] aimed at protecting the rights of criminal victims and witnesses. Under the new bill, witnesses would receive fair treatment and privacy from judicial and investigatory authorities; […]

  • Sri Lanka: Witness Protection Bill Finally Comes to Parliament Read more >

    Sri Lanka: Witness Protection Bill Finally Comes to Parliament

    Despite the best efforts of the Opposition to scrap the ‘Assistance to and protection of victims of crime and witnesses’ Bill, which is popularly known as the Witness Protection Bill, Minister of Justice Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe yesterday tabled it in Parliament, calling it a timely need of the country. Minister Rajapakshe said that former Minister of […]

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