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    Victims and witnesses to give evidences from overseas Featured

    July 07, 2016

    Cabinet approval was received to amend the Assistance and Protection of Victims of Crime and Witnesses Act no. 04 of 2015 enabling the victims and witnesses to give evidences without being present at the courts.

     

    The Act was brought into operation on the 16th May 2016 and later, there had been many requests to enable to give evidence from overseas.

     

    In par with that, the act will be amended enabling victims and witnesses to give evidences from outside the country through audio visual media, without being present at the courts. Such evidences may be given at a Sri Lankan Diplomatic Mission in the respective country and provisions should be enacted to protect the freedom of witnesses and prevent any influence.

     


    The proposal in this regard was made by the Minister of Justice Wijayadasa Rajapaksa.

    Last modified on Thursday, 07 July 2016 09:07

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