Administration of Justice Law

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Construction of this Law.

3. Repeals.

4. Regulations.

CHAPTER I

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CHAPTER II

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CHAPTER III

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CHAPTER IV

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CHAPTER V

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CHAPTER VI

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44 of 1973,
25 of 1975,
31 of 1975,
19 of 1977,
15 of 1979.

A LAW to provide for the establishment and constitution of a new system of courts for the Administration of Justice within the Republic of Sri Lanka, to define the jurisdiction of the courts, to regulate the procedure in and before such courts, including special procedure in respect of testamentary matters, to repeal certain written laws and to make provision for all other matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 14th November, 1973]

1. Short title.

This Law may be cited as the Administration of Justice Law.

2. Construction of this Law.

The provisions of this Law are intended and shall be construed to achieve the following objectives—

(a) simplicity and uniformity in procedure,

(b) fairness in administration,

(c) the elimination of unjustifiable expense and delay; and

(d) the just determination of every judicial proceeding.

3. Repeals.

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