Section No :  
Legislative Enactments
Marginal Notes
1. This Law may be cited as the Administration of Justice Law, No. 44 of 1978, and shall come into operation in respect of all or any of its provisions on such date or dates as the Minister may appoint by Order published In the Gazette.
2. Construction of this Law.
3. Repeals. [2, 25 of 1975] [2, 19 of 1977]
4. Regulations.
5. Institutions for the administration of justice.
6. Division of Sri Lanka for judicial purposes.
7. Sittings of every court to be public.
8. Constitution of the Supreme Court.
9. Performance of other functions by Judges of the Supreme Court.
10. Seal of the Supreme Court.
11. Appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court.
12. Supreme Court may issue man dales in the nature of write.
13. Supreme Court may inspect records.
14. Exercise of jurisdiction.
15. Rules of court.
16. Establishment of High Courts, District Courts and Magistrates' Courts.
17. Additional Judges.
18. Appointment of High Court Judges.
19. Concurrent jurisdiction.
20. Criminal Jurisdiction.
21. Power to grant injunction.
22. Election Jurisdiction.
23. Appointment of High Courts for admiralty purposes.
24. Appointment of District Judges.
25. Concurrent jurisdiction.
26. Civil jurisdiction.
26A. Penalty for proceeding in District Court when case cognizable by Magistrate's Court. [2, 19 of 1977]
27. Criminal jurisdiction.
28. Revenue Jurisdiction.
29. Appointment of Magistrates.
30. Civil jurisdiction. [2, 19 of 1977]
31. Criminal jurisdiction. [2, 31 of 1975]
32. Duties of Attorney-General.
33. Admission of attorneys-at-law.
34. Rights and liabilities of attorneys-at-law.
35. Suspension and removal of attorneys-at-law.
36. Advocates and proctors to continue in office.
37. Justices of the Peace and Unofficial Magistrates.
38. State Attorneys.
39. Registrar and other officers of court.
40. Ministerial powers and duties.
41. Power to punish for contempt of court.
42. Powers of courts to grant injunctions.
43. Objection to jurisdiction.
44. Transfer of cases.
45. Power of Attorney-General to decide court or place at which trial should be held.
46. Minister to nominate court for specific categories of offences.
47. Provision for continuing any case begun before a Judge becoming disabled.
48. Provision for hearing of cases where Judge is a party.
49. Conviction or acquittal no bar to any civil action.
50. In what court offences declared punishable by fine or imprisonment generally may be tried.
51. Expenses of witnesses.
52. Criminal Justice Commissions.
53. Pending proceedings.
54. Interpretation.