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WITNESS PROTECTION ACT TO BE AMENDED; HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Colombo (News 1st); Sri Lanka’s Justice Ministry has decided to amend the Assistance to and Protection of Victims of Crime and Witnesses Act.Legal Adviser to the Justice Minister U.R.

de Silva PC speaking to News 1st said if a witness is intimidated or given a harmful reaction, it will be considered as an offense as per the ‘Assistance to and Protection of Victims of Crime and Witnesses Act’ and the accused or suspect can be produced to the Magistrate for committing such an offense.He said after a suspect is granted bail under the normal law for a bailable offense, a witness can seek relief under the ‘Assistance to and Protection of Victims of Crime and Witnesses Act’ claiming the suspect had threatened or displayed animosity.These events.

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