The Judicature Amendment Bill, which enables the establishment of a three-member Special High Court to hear large-scale crimes and corruption cases, was passed in Parliament last month.
The new law empowers the Chief Justice to establish special high courts and appoint three judges to them as required.
State Minister Ajith P Perera speaking during an event in Panadura said, the Cabinet has approved the proposal to establish two more courts and required the ministry to execute the proposals promptly.
He said normally magistrates’ courts cases taken nearly up to five years and therefore the need arose for the establishment of special courts.
State Minister added the public voted in the present government to empower it in order to punish persons involved in large-scale crimes and corruption. Judicial independence in the country is ensured by the current good governance government, he concluded.