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Judgments 2024 – June

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2024-Jun-28 CA/RII/0041/2023 Weerakoon Mudiyanselage Upali Ranjith Bandara Vs Don Premarathna Ranawaka Hon. M. Sampath K. B. Wijeratne J.
2024-Jun-28 CA/WRT 151-23 Koralalage Dhanesha Samanthi Kumari and Others Vs Attanagalla Pradeshiya Sabha Hon. B. Sasi Mahendran, J. Mandamus Refusal Surveyor Plan Section 140 (1) of the Pradeshiya Sabha Act No. 15 of 1987, Urban Development Act
2024-Jun-28 CA/HCC/ 0134/2022 Kalutara Koralage Hemantha Brito Vs The Hon. Attorney General Hon. P. Kumararatnam, J. 1. Credibility, Trustworthiness and Corroboration. 2. Video Evidence and Incorrect Transcript. 3. Fair Trial. 4. Shifting Burden of Proof. 5. Competent Witness. 6. Perusing Information Book. 7. Motive The Penal Code as amended.
2024-Jun-28 CA (Writ) No. 312/2020 Kider Mohomed Shihabdeen Ayesha Vs The Commissioner General and other Hon. M. Ahsan R. Marikar, J.(CA) Taxation, Income Tax, Tax Liability Inland Revenue Act No. 10 of 2006
2024-Jun-27 CA/WRT/0044/23 Chandra SwarnalathaWeerasooriya vs. Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Limited and others Hon. B. Sasi Mahendran, J. Arbitration
2024-Jun-27 CA/HCC/0061/22 Sarath Menikpura vs. Hon. Attorney General Hon. Wickum A. Kaluarachchi, J. - Belatedness of making a complaint about an offence committed against a child. - Reasons for silence of a child victim of a sexual offence. - Whether corroboration of the evidence of the prosecutrix is essential. - Prosecutrix’s evidence can be corroborated by the medical evidence. - Improbable and unbelievable dock statement cannot raise a reasonable doubt. - Applicability of Section 114(f) of the Evidence Ordinance.
2024-Jun-26 CA/HCC/0102/103/20 Basnayaka Appuhamilage Sudath Rohana Thissera, MadurawalageJanaka Pradeep Kumara Vs.The Hon. Attorney General Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J. Murder – Culpable homicide not amounting to murder - Common Intention - Sudden fight - Grave and Sudden Provocation – Cumulative Provocation - Totality of Evidence Penal Code Sections 32, 294, 296, 297
2024-Jun-26 CA/HCC/0143/23 Anthony Theresa vs. Hon. Attorney General Hon. Wickum A. Kaluarachchi, J. - Probability of the prosecution case. - Duty of the police officers to make entries in the notebook. -Effect of discrepancies on most important moments of the raid. -Vital discrepancies about the information received. -Section 54A (b) and 54A(d) of the Poisons, Opium and Dangerous Drugs Ordinance. -Section 1(V) of the Police Departmental Order No. A. 16.
2024-Jun-25 CA/HCC/0073/23 Korku Hannadige Lahiru Dilshan vs. Hon. Attorney General Hon. Menaka Wijesundera, J. Identification of the appellant Penal code
2024-Jun-24 CA/HCC/418/18 Senerath Bandara Kulatunge Vs The Hon. Attorney General, Hon.Sampath B. Abayakoon, J. Solicited a bribe - Intention of soliciting a bribe–Gratification - Mitigatory circumstances - Denial of a fair trial - Hearsay evidence – Material contradictions and omissions of evidence - Totality of the evidence Bribery Act Section 16(b), 19(c) Code of Criminal Procedure Act Section 420 Evidence Ordinance Section 154 Court of Criminal Appeal Ordinance Section 5(1) ConstitutionArticle 138
2024-Jun-20 CA/HCC/ 0046/2020 Desakara Mudiyanselage Dissanayake alias Gamini alias Podde Vs The Hon. Attorney General Hon.P. Kumararatnam, J. Credibility. • Trustworthiness. • Corroboration. • Contradictions and Omissions. The Penal Code as amended.
2024-Jun-20 CA/HCC/0328/2015 Lokubaduge Dinesha Sanjeewani Vs The Hon. Attorney General Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J Sexual Harassment - Sexual Gratification – Genuineness of the Complaint -Credibility of Evidence –Misdirected as to the Facts and Law - Correct Perspective Penal Code (Amendment) Act No. 22 of 1995 Section 345, 365B Judicature Act No.2 of 1978 Section 16 Code of Criminal Procedure Act Section 283, 337
2024-Jun-19 CA-HCC-0063-23 Tennekoon Mudiyanselage Karunarathne VS. Hon. Attorney General Hon. Wickum A. Kaluarachchi, J. -Sentencing an accused. - Mitigating and aggravating factors to be considered in sentencing. -Time gap between the offence and conviction needs to be considered when sentencing. -Section 300 of the Penal Code.
2024-Jun-19 CA/WRT/0385/23 Shamika Dilrukshi Lihinikaduwage and others vs. Walgama Liyanage Jagath Nishantha Hon. Sasi Mahendran, J. attendant circumstances, conditional transferred Section 21(a) of the Debt Conciliation Ordinance No. 39 of 1941 Section 83 of Constructive Trust
2024-Jun-14 CA/TAX/0001/2023 Jetwing Zinc Journeys Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Vs Commissioner General of Inland Revenue, Department of Inland Revenue Hon.M. Sampath K. B. Wijeratne J.
2024-Jun-14 CA/WRT 370-22 IIRM Lanka Insurance Brokers Pvt Limited VS . B.K. Prabhath Chandrakeerthi and others Hon. B. Sasi Mahendran, J. Dispute of facts Shop and Office Employees (Regulation of Employment and Remuneration) Act, No 19 of 1954
2024-Jun-14 HCC/0202/2019 Randeni Aarachchige Dona IndunilSamantha Vs The Hon. Attorney General Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J. Rape of a minor – Sexual harassment - Grave sexual abuse – Attenuated Hymen - Post-Traumatic Stress - Mitigatory andAggravating circumstances - Fair trial - Totality of the evidence– Mistaken date in the indictment - Prejudice -Failure of substantial rights Constitution Article 138 Penal Code Section 364(2)(e) Penal Code Amendment Act No. 22 of 1995 Section 364(2) Evidence Ordinance Section 114illustration (f) Code of Criminal Procedure Act Section 165,195, 196, 436
2024-Jun-13 CA/HCC/0198/2020 Rupasinghe Arachchilage Chaturanga Priyadharshana Vs The Hon. Attorney General Hon. P. Kumararatnam, J. • Burden of Proof. • Probability. The Poisons, Opium and Dangerous Drugs Ordinance as amended by Act No. 13 of 1984.
2024-Jun-13 CA/HCC/145/22 Thommaya Hakuru Upali Vs Hon. Attorney General Hon. Wickum A. Kaluarachchi, J. Identification of the Accused. - Common intention -Sections 32, 300, 317, 405 of the Penal Code
2024-Jun-13 CA/WRT/0652/2023 Alaris Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Vs Director General of Customs & 3 others Hon. M. T. Mohammed Laffar J. Exception of DUTY, VAT, CESS for Borderline products under the NMRA National Medicine Regulatory Authority Act, No. 5 of 2015 Cosmetics Devices and Drugs Act, No.27 of 1980
2024-Jun-12 CA/WRT/0643/2021 Dr. Moderage Joseph Heron Bernard Waas & 3 Others Vs. H. M. S. P. Herath & 5 Others Hon. M. T. MOHAMMED LAFFAR, J Calculation of compensation under the provisions of the Land Acquisition Act. The Calculation of compensation should be substantiated with material and reasons. Decisions of Public Officers and Public Authorities should be buttressed with satisfactory reasons for the decisions. The Land Acquisition Act No. 28 of 1964 (as amended), Article 140 of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
2024-Jun-12 CA/CPA/0161/2022 Samsudeen Nissardeen Vs The Officer-in-Charge, Anti-Corruption Unit and other Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J. Revisionary Jurisdiction – Transportation of timber without a permit – Confiscation of timber and the vehicle - Exceptional circumstances – Correct perspective - Mode of Proof – Interpretation of statutes - Precautions to prevent the offence being committed - Right of Appeal - Discretionary remedy of Revision – Miscarriage of Justice The Constitution Article 138, 154P Forest Ordinance Sections 25(2), 40(1), 40(a), 40(1)(b) Forest (Amendment) Act No. 65 of 2009 High Court of the Provinces (Special Provisions) Act No. 19 of 1990 Section 9
2024-Jun-12 CA/HCC/0209/20 The Republic of Sri Lanka and other Vs Hon. Attorney General Hon. Menaka Wijesundera J. Improbability of the Prosecution Story. Penal Code
2024-Jun-11 CA/HCC/0097/19 Kottabadhuge Kasun Madhushanka Vs Hon. Attorney General Hon. Wickum A. Kaluarachchi, J. Discrepancies and improbabilities of the prosecution evidence. - Judgment given without analyzing the prosecution evidence. -Rejection of the dock statement on wrong reasons. -Presumption of innocence. -The meaning of trafficking. -Judgment given without reasons for points of determination. -A retrial should not be ordered where the time duration between the date of the offence and conviction is substantial. -Actus Curiae Neminem Gravabit (An act of the court shall prejudice no man). -Section 54A (b), (d) of the Poisons, opium and Dangerous Drugs Ordinance. -Section 283 (1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure Act.
2024-Jun-11 CA/HCC/0036/2020 Maarukku Kankanamalage Anura Kumarasiri Vs. The Hon. Attorney General Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J. Grave sexual abuse – Minor child - Credibility and totalityof Evidence Penal Code as amended by Penal Code Amendment Act No. 22 of 1995, 29 of 1998 and 16 of 2006 Section 365B(2)(b) Code of Criminal Procedure Act No.15 of 1979Sections 165(1), 166
2024-Jun-11 CA/HCC/0051/21 The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and others Vs • Hon. Attorney General Hon. Menaka Wijesundera J. Beyond Reasonable Doubt. Penal Code.
2024-Jun-10 CA/HCC/0018/2021 Ratnam Nadarajah Vs The Hon. Attorney General, Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J. Offence of cheating – Deceive - Dishonestly induced - Aggravating and Mitigatory circumstances– inter se and per se contradictions- Credibility of Evidence Penal Code Sections398, 403 Assistance To and Protection of Crime and Witnesses Act No.4 of 2015 Code of Criminal Procedure Act No. 15 of 1979 Sections 17, 17(4)
2024-Jun-07 CA/HCC/0282/2018 George Gnanapragasam Irangani alias Batti Vs The Hon. Attorney General Hon. P. Kumararatnam, J. Burden of Proof. • Probability The Poisons, Opium and Dangerous Drugs Ordinance as amended by Act No. 13 of 1984.
2024-Jun-06 CA/Writ/148/20 Koswinnage Sarath Lal Perera & 2nd to 95th Petitioners Vs Secretary, Ministry of Public Services, & 2nd to 20th Respondents Hon. M. Ahsan R. Marikar, J.(CA) Public officers who held permanent pensionable posts, revision of the salaries in the Public Service, impugned decision is a policy decision, government policy rectifying all anomalies of the pension scheme, Petitioners have failed to prove that a legal right whichthey are entitled.
2024-Jun-05 CA/HCC/0288/18 The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and other Vs Hon. Attorney General Hon.Menaka Wijesundera J. Identification of the Accused. Penal Code.
2024-Jun-04 CA/HCC/101/15 Madanasinghalage Nimal Perera Vs Hon. Attorney General Hon. Wickum A. Kaluarachchi, J. Accepting a dying declaration. - Instances where hearsay evidence is admissible. -Truthfulness of the dying declaration should be ascertained before acted upon. -Contradictions between evidence of eye-witnesses and dying declaration. -Defence witnesses are entitled to equal treatment with those of the prosecution. -Confessions made to police officers are inadmissible. -Judgment given without due consideration of the defence evidence -Presumption of innocence is operative till the Trial Judge analyzed the entirety of the evidence -Section 296 of the Penal Code. -Section 60 (2) of the Evidence Ordinance. -Section 17 to 39 of the Evidence Ordinance. -Section 32 of the Evidence ordinance. -Section 25 (1) of the Evidence Ordinance. -Section 122 (3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure Act
2024-Jun-04 CA/HCC/0105/18 The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Vs Thangaiah Paul Owen Kanagaraj Kadosha and other Hon.Menaka Wijesundera J. Improbability of the Prosecution Story Poisons Opium and Dangerous Drugs Ordinance
2024-Jun-04 CA/WRT/0477/2019 Subramaniam Suntharalingam Vs. Chairman of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal & 5 Others Hon. M. T. MOHAMMED LAFFAR, J. Legitimate Expectation, Failure of Administrative Appeals Tribunal to follow Legitimate Expectation, Order of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal is ex facie erroneous. Article 140 of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
2024-Jun-03 CA/HCC/ 0148/2020 Mahamaddumage Don Eranda Suresh Kumara Vs The Hon. Attorney General Hon. P. Kumararatnam, J. Eye Witness Evidence The Penal Code and The Offensive Weapon Act.