Practice Relating to Rule 100. Fair Trial Guarantees
Section K. Public proceedings
Sri Lanka’s Code of Criminal Procedure (1979), taking into account amendments up to 2006, states: “The Judgment in every trial under this Code shall be pronounced in open court.”
Sri Lanka’s Geneva Conventions Act (2006) states:
The High Court may, where it is satisfied that the presence of the public or any other person specified by Court, as the case may be, would be contrary to the interests of justice or would not be in the public interest, order the exclusion from any sitting of the Court, the public or any person specified by the Court.