Chief Justice and the Minister of Justice and Law Reforms meet the Chairman of the Netherlands Council for the Judiciary
Posted on October 1st, 2009

Media Sec for Minister of Justice and Law Reforms

His Lordship the Chief Justice Asoka de Silva and Minister of Justice and Law Reforms, Milinda Moragoda, met with Chairman of the Netherlands Council for the Judiciary, Erik van den Emster in The Hague. The role of this body is to support the courts in the executing of their tasks, including the allocation of budgets, supervision of financial management, personnel policy, ICT and Housing. In addition, the Council promotes quality within the judicial system and advises on new legislation which has implications for the administration of justice. The Council also acts as a spokesperson for the Judiciary at national and international levels.

The Chief Justice and the Minister discussed the possibility of obtaining capacity-building support and training assistance for Sri Lankan judges and the Judges Training Institute. The possibility of organizing exchange programs for judges was also discussed.

The Sri Lankan Ambassador to the Netherlands, Mrs. Grace Asirwatham, and Justice K.T. Chitrasiri, Judge of the Court of Appeal and Sri Lankan Embassy officials were also present at the meeting.

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