President moves to amend the Bribery Act

President moves to amend the Bribery Act

President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to make amendments to the Bribery Act in order to facilitate the process of filing bribery cases in the Magistrate’s Court and High Court.

The President has reportedly declared a supplement to the proposed amendment to the gazette on March 9th.

Usually it is the Prime Minister who conducts necessary parliamentary procedures on behalf of the President.

However, the gazette notification pertaining to the amendments to the Act regarding the institutions that does not come under the purview of any ministry is presented by the Prime Minister.

Be that as it may, legal experts have pointed out that it is of significance that the Bribery (Amendment) Act is being presented on the directives of the President.

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