Sri Lanka plans to cut number of judges over age 70

Sri Lanka is planning to tackle the problem of older judges with new restrictions on age.

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Data from Chief Justice Mohan Peiris suggests that 300 out of 14,000 judges are over 70 years of age. The Chief Justice suggests that many of these older judges are not up to date with current laws and that, as a result, many lawyers lose cases in front of them and see their clients lose out. He went on to say: 'Therefore, we expect to bring regulations to terminate the service of any lawyer above 70 years of age.' He also plans to organise annual seminars for judges to keep them up to date, according to The Sunday Leader

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