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According to section 3 of the Act Sri Lanka Judges’ Institute has a Board of Management comprising of the Hon. Chief Justice and two Judges of the Supreme Court appointed by His Excellency the President.

The Sri Lanka Judges’ Institute is now 23 years old. These 23 years have coincided with many significant changes in the legal system of this country. The Judges’ Institute amidst host of challenges including physical and financial resources provided its services in training Judges to contribute to those developments in the judicial system assisted by the Ministry of Justice and Funding agencies. Recently, the Judges’ Institute was located in the New Building of the Ministry of Justice and a State of the art auditorium, the library and residential facilities were gifted to the Institute with the financial assistance of the UNDP.

After the Institute commenced its functions in the new Building, it began restructuring of the training programs and modernization of the available facilities to make the Institute a well-equipped modern training and research facility. The commencement of the modernization during June 2012 and December 2012 laid the foundation for significant gains in efficiency and effectiveness in the provision of service to the trainee judicial officers and the in-service judicial officers.

Progress has been made during the past year from June 2012 to December 2012 in implementing the strategic goals and identifying priority projects as set out in the action plan for June 2012- December 2012. The priorities were given to the finding a suitable place to locate the secretariat of the Institute, extension of training programs to Presidents’ of Labour Tribunals,  improving the library facility by making it a fully equipped computer lab with Wi-Fi internet facility, reactivation of the Web site with the assistance of the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA), collection of unreported judgments of the Superior Courts , providing residential facilities to Judges within the Institute, commencement of the work on developing a  training Module for Judicial officers  at the request of the UNDP, recruiting required staff, providing the required physical resources such as Computer server and commencing print outs and photocopying facility  and putting the administrative matters in order by complying with the requirements of the Public Administration and Financial Circulars. Out of those priorities, I am pleased to place on record that 90% of the goals have been achieved by the end of December 2012 and the other goals will also be achieved among other things in the year 2013.


Ruwan Fernando

High Court Judge &

Director, Sri Lanka Judges’ Institute

02.05.2013

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