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Thursday, May 24 , 2012 - 09.41 GMT
Special courts to be established to hear cases against LTTE suspects


Ministry of Justice has taken measures to establish special high courts to hear the cases against the arrested members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Four special high courts are to be established in Colombo, Anuradhapura, Mannar and Vavuniya, Leader f the House Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said in parliament Wednesday.

The Secretary of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms Ministry, A. Dissanayaka said the decision to establish additional courts was taken at a discussion between his Ministry, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Defense and the Department of Attorney General.

Police statistics point out that there are 668 LTTE suspects in detention.

The Attorney General Department has agreed to appoint additional staff to process the case files of the LTTE suspects which have been submitted for the advice of the Attorney General.

The Minister has said that the eligible LTTE members who are willing to be rehabilitated on their own will be chosen for rehabilitation soon following the court decision.







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