Witness Protection Law Passed by SriLanka Parliament [ Current Affairs ]

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Sri Lankan Parliament has passed the Assistance to and Protection of Victims of Crime and Witnesses Bill and this bill aims at protecting the rights of criminal victims and witnesses especially in human rights accountability.

Important fact of enacted law

According to the act, Compensation to witnesses who cooperate with investigations and strict punitive action against those who harass victims or witnesses.

Protection of Victims of Crime and Witnesses Bill for Punishment of prison sentence from three to 10 years to the culprits and also provided for witnesses will receive fair treatment and privacy from judicial and investigatory authorities and protections against harassment.

Image of Srilanka Parliament

Image of Srilanka Parliament

Image of Srilanka Parliament

History of Sri Lankan Parliament

  1. Executive council and the Legislative council were established under Ceylon on 13 March 1833 according to the Colebrook-Cameron commission.
  2. In Sri Lankan Parliament consists of 225 members which elected by proportional representation for 6 years.

- Published on: February 27, 2015