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Special Notices

Notice No. 02/ 2022

 

Ceremonial Sitting

 

A Ceremonial Sitting of the Court of Appeal will be held at 9.30 am on Wednesday 12th January 2022 in the Ceremonial Court of the Supreme Court (Court No. 501) to enable the Bar to welcome Honorable Justice Wickum A. Kaluarachchi as Judge of the Court of Appeal. In terms of the COVID – 19 health guidelines, participation shall be 300 persons. Accordingly, only 25 President’s Counsel and 218 Attorneys-at-Law will have the opportunity of attending the Ceremonial Sitting. Those who wish to attend are kindly requested to inform undersigned, on or before 10th January 2022 by email to registrarofca@gmail.com. Each request shall be accompanied by the full name, address and contact number of the President’s Counsel or Attorney-at-Law who wish to attend.

 

P.V.Kindelpitiya

Acting Registrar of the Court of Appeal

03rd January 2022.

 

Notice No. 01/ 2022


CONSTITUTION OF BENCHES WITH EFFECT FROM 10TH JANUARY 2022


(A) The Constitution of Benches of the Court of Appeal from 10th January 2022, which shall be operative until further notice, is set out in the schedule hereof.

(B) In all matters, the Rules of the Court of Appeal shall be applied and followed in a uniform, consistent and fair manner.

(C) Once an argument or a support matter commences, all Counsel shall endeavour to conclude oral submissions on the same day. However, if conclusion of the argument cannot be reached on the same day, further argument shall be fixed for a date within the shortest possible time, and if that is not possible, within the following three weeks, and not beyond.

(D) Where argument has been concluded and the Order or the Judgment has been reserved before a particular Bench, the Judgment or the Oder shall be pronounced by the Hon. Judges of the same bench.

(E) When a matter has been fixed for argument to be resumed by a particular bench, such matter will resume before the same bench.

(F) The matters already identified by the Hon. President, Court of Appeal, as applications that are connected to any other application, should be taken up along with the original application before the bench which takes up such original application.

(G) All other matters where a specially constituted Bench has been nominated shall be taken up before such Bench.

(H) All new applications filed on extremely urgent basis will be accommodated at the discretion of the presiding Judge of the relevant court and may be mentioned on a desired day only if such application is duly filed (with proof of dispatch of notice to the Respondents) at least before 10.00 a.m on the day prior to such desired date.

 


Court Room No.

Bench

Nature of Work

 

301

Hon. Justice K. Priyantha Fernando (P/C.A.)

Hon. Justice Wickum A. Kaluarachchi

 

  1. All High Court Criminal Appeals filed in 2019, 2021 and filed from 1st January 2022 onwards
  2. Transfer Applications
  3. Expulsion Cases
  4. Election Petition Cases
  5. Any other matters not referred to in this Notice

 

107

Hon. Justice N. Bandula Karunaratne

 

Hon. Justice R. Gurusinghe

 

  1. High Court Criminal Appeals filed up to 31st December 2018 and in 2020, bearing odd numbers.
  2. Contempt of Court Applications

302


Hon. Justice Dr. Ruwan Fernando

 

Hon. Justice M.S.K.B. Wijeratne

 

  1. All Inland Revenue Cases stated by the Tax Appeals Commission

 

303


Hon. Justice Sobhitha Rajakaruna

 

Hon. Justice Dhammika Ganepola

 

  1. Writ applications filed in 2021
  2. Writ applications filed from 1st January 2022

 

204


Hon. Justice Menaka Wijesundara

 

Hon. Justice Neil Iddawala

 

  1. Appeals and Revision applications from the Provincial High Court (Criminal Cases)
  2. Bail applications
  3. Extradition Cases
  4. Leave to Appeal applications (Criminal)
  5. MCR applications
  6. Miscellaneous applications (Criminal)
  7. Appeals under the Right to Information Act

 

 

108

 

 


Hon. Justice D.N. Samarakoon

 

Hon. Justice B. Sasi Mahendran

 

  1. Writ applications filed in 2020 bearing odd numbers
  2. Restitutio in Integrum applications
  3. Admiralty matters
  4. Habeas Corpus applications

 

109


Hon. Justice Prashantha De Silva

 

Hon. Justice K.K.A.V. Swarnadhipathi

 

  1. Appeals and Revision applications from the Provincial High Court (Civil cases)
  2. Land Acquisition Board of Review cases
  3. Leave to Appeal applications (Civil)
  4. Final Appeals from District
  5. Court Judgments- filed from 1st
  6. January 2000 to 31st December 2002
  7. Miscellaneous applications (Civil)

 

206


Hon. Justice M.T. Mohommed Laffar

 

Hon. Justice S.U.B. Karaliyadda

 

  1. Writ applications filed in 2019 Writ applications filed in 2020, bearing even numbers
  2. Final Appeals from District Court Judgments-filed until 31st December 1998
  3. Appeals, Revisions and Leave to Appeal applications from the Wakfs Board

 

205


Hon. Justice Pradeep Keerthisinghe

 


Hon. Justice Mayadunne Corea

 

  1. Writ applications filed up to 31st December 2018
  2. Final Appeals from District Court filed in 1999
  3. Injunctions

 

110


Hon. Justice Sampath B. Abayakoon

 


Hon. Justice P. Kumararatnam

 

  1. High Court Criminal Appeals filed up to 31st December 2018 and in 2020, bearing even numbers

On this 03rdday of January 2022

ACTING REGISTRAR OF THE COURT OF APPEAL

By Order of the Hon. President of the Court of Appeal

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JUDGES OF THE COURT

1. Hon. Justice K. Priyantha Fernando – President of the Court of Appeal

2. Hon. Justice N. Bandula Karunarathna

3. Hon. Justice Dr. Ruwan Fernando

4. Hon. Justice Sobitha Rajakaruna

5. Hon. Justice Menaka Wijesundera

6. Hon. Justice D.N. Samarakoon

7. Hon. Justice Prasantha De Silva

8. Hon. Justice M.T. Mohammed Laffar

9. Hon. Justice Pradeep Kirtisinghe

10. Hon. Justice Sampath B. Abayakoon

11. Hon. Justice M. Sampath K.B. Wijeratne

12. Hon. Justice S.U.B. Karaliyadde

13. Hon. Justice R. Gurusinghe

14. Hon. Justice Dhammika Ganepola

15. Hon. Justice K.K.A.V. Swarnadhipathi

16. Hon. Justice Mayadunne Corea

17. Hon. Justice P. Kumararatnam

18. Hon. Justice Neil Iddawala

19. Hon. Justice B.S. Mahendran

20. Hon. Wickum A. Kaluarachchi