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Judgments 2024 – March

Date of Judgment Case No. Parties Judgment by Keywords (Laws, Provisions & terms) Legislation Download
2024-Mar-28 CA/TAX/0003/2017 Commissioner General of Inland Revenue, Department of Inland Revenue, Vs Dr. S.S.L Perera Hon. M. Sampath K. B. Wijeratne J.
2024-Mar-28 CA/HCC/226 A-B/2015 Umagilige Inoka Shayamalee and other Vs The Hon. Attorney General Hon. P. Kumararatnam, J. Amendment of the Indictment. • Section 439 of the Code of Criminal Procedure Act No. 15 of 1979. • Weight discrepancy. The Poisons, Opium and Dangerous Drugs Ordinance as amended by Act No. 13 of 1984.
2024-Mar-27 CA-Writ-525/2019 Graphic Systems (Pvt) Limited and Another Vs People's Bank and Others Hon. S.U.B. Karalliyadde, J. Tender process, Writ of Mandamus directing the Respondents to strictly follow the Government Procurement Guidelines of 2006 and other formal guidelines in awarding a tender. The Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka.
2024-Mar-27 CA-Writ- 0033/21 Thalaththani Ralalage Maduranga Rathnasiri Vs Nishantha Ulugetenne, Commander of the Navy and Others Hon. S.U.B. Karalliyadde, J. Navy (Redress of Grievances) Regulations of Gazette No.10, 431 of 01 August 1952, compulsory unpaid leave, alternative remedy, duty to give reasons, not giving any hearing before imposing the punishment. Navy Act and the Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka.
2024-Mar-27 CA WRIT 68/2023 G.L. Gamage (nee De Silva) Vs Biyagama Pradeshiya Sabha and 5 others Hon.N. Bandula Karunarathna J. (P/CA)
2024-Mar-27 CA-WRT-0407-23 Edith Doreen Hyacinth Corea Vs. Officer in Charge Special Investigations – Unit 01 Criminal Investigations Department Colombo -1. and others Hon. N. Bandula Karunarathna J. (P/CA)
2024-Mar-27 CA/HCC/0006/23 KandanaArachchige Nalin Sampath Pushpakumara Vs The Hon. Attorney General, Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J. Murder – Cut Injuries - Dying Declarations - Common Intention – Insufficient and Doubtful Evidence Penal Code Section 32, 296 Code of Criminal Procedure Act Section 126A (1) (a) Evidence Ordinance Section 32(1)
2024-Mar-26 CA/HCC/115/22 Mahawanni Arachchige Sampath Chaminda Vs Hon. Attorney General Hon. Wickum A. Kaluarachchi, J. Dying declaration. -A dying declaration without corroboration can be acted upon. -Accused has no burden to prove a plea of alibi. -Unchallenged evidence could be considered as accepted. Section 296 of the Penal Code. Section 32 of the Evidence Ordinance. Section 105 of the Evidence Ordinance
2024-Mar-26 CA-PHC-0131-17 Pangukarage Anuradha Jayanath Dayananda Vs. Plantation Monitoring Officer Hon. M. T. MOHAMMED LAFFAR, J. Permit Under the State Lands (Recovery of Possession) Act, Identification of the Corpus State Lands (Recovery of Possession) Act No.7 1979 (As amended)
2024-Mar-26 CA/HCC/ 0310-2017 Kurudupatabedilage Sudharshana Jayasekera Vs The Hon. Attorney General Hon. P. Kumararatnam, J. Circumstantial Evidence. • Burden of proof. • Section 200(1) of the CPC. • Absence of Statement to Police. The Penal Code
2024-Mar-25 CA-WRT-0135-21 Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka Vs. Hon. Upaly Abeyratne and Others Hon. N. Bandula Karunarathna J. P/CA
2024-Mar-25 CA-WRT-0026-22 Mr. Gnendra Shani Abeysekara Vs. Hon. Upaly Abeyrathne, Chairman and others Hon. N. Bandula Karunarathna J. P/CA
2024-Mar-25 CA-WRT-0174-21 Anura Kumara Dissanayake Vs. . Hon. Upali Abeyrathne and others Hon. N. Bandula Karunarathna, J. (P/CA)
2024-Mar-25 CA/HCC/0120/2022 Pathinathan Consal Dias Vs The Hon. Attorney General Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J. Abduction of a minor girl child – Grave sexual abuse - Offence of Kidnapping - Consent of the lawful guardian- Belatedness of the complaint - Discrepancies of the evidence– Beyond reasonable doubt Penal Code amended by Penal Code (Amendment) Act No. 22 of 1995, 29 of 1998 and 16 of 2006 Sections 354, 363, 365B, 365B(2)(b)
2024-Mar-25 CA-WRT-0297-21 J. C. Weliamuna vs. Hon. Upaly Abeyrathne and others Hon. N. Bandula Karunarathna J. (P/CA)
2024-Mar-25 CA-WRT-0167-20 Gnendra Shani Abeysekara Vs. Hon. Upaly Abeyrathne, Chairman Presidential Commission of Inquiry and others Hon. N. Bandula Karunarathna J. (P/CA)
2024-Mar-25 ca/wrt/331 /2021 Dr. Kodagoda Hitige Jayampathy Rohanakumara Vs Hon. Upaly Abeyrathne, Chairman and others Hon.N. Bandula Karunarathna J. P/CA
2024-Mar-25 CA-WRT-0166-20 Anura Kumara Dissanayake Vs. Hon. Upaly Abeyrathne and others Hon. N. Bandula Karunarathna J. (P/CA)
2024-Mar-25 CA/WRT/364/2021 Ranil Wickramasinghe, Vs Hon. Upaly Abeyrathne, Retired Judge of the Supreme Court, Chairman, and others Hon. N. Bandula Karunarathna J. P/CA
2024-Mar-22 CA/MCR/0005/2022 Thommage Sanjeewa Darshana Fernando Vs OIC – Police Station, Raddolugama and other Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J Revisionary Jurisdiction – Discretionary remedy of revision - Right to Appeal - Exceptional Circumstances – Interim Protection Orders - inter parte inquiry The Constitution Articles 138, 154, 154P, 154P(3)(b), 154P(6) Prevention of Domestic Violence Act No. 34 of 2005 Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 17 High Court of the Provinces (Special Provisions) Act No. 19 of 1990 Sections 9, 12
2024-Mar-22 CA(PHC)APN 0069/23 The Director General Commissioner to Investigate Allegation of Bribery and Corruption, Vs Sivapadham Sadhanandan Hon. P. Kumararatnam, J. Sanction of the Commissioners. • Additional Burden The Bribery Act.
2024-Mar-22 CA/WRIT/222/2018 Parana Liyanage Sunil Bandula and others Vs Ganegoda Habuthanthrige Sarojinee and others Hon.D. N. Samarakoon J.,
2024-Mar-22 CA/WRIT/222/2018 Parana Liyanage Sunil Bandula and others Vs Ganegoda Habuthanthrige Sarojinee and others Hon. D. N. Samarakoon J.,
2024-Mar-21 CA-CPA-0097-23 KarunguAboobuckerAyishaBeebialiasSaranguAboobucker AyishaBeebi Vs. The Officer In Charge, Crimes Investigation Division, Police Station, Chilaw Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J. Revisionary Jurisdiction – Foreign job transaction - Cheating– Criminal breach of trust-Criminal Misappropriation - Mitigatory Circumstances-Enhancement of the sentence– Procedural Defect- Leave to appeal application - Remedy of revision - Exceptional Circumstances - Suspended Sentence - Active Sentence - Opportunity to show cause - Procedural Irregularity The Constitution Articles 138, 154P Penal Code Sections329, 386, 389, 403 Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment ActSection13 High Court of the Provinces (Special Provisions) Act No. 19 of 1990 CodeofCriminal Procedure Act Sections 17, 336 Assistance To and Protection of Victims of Crime and Witnesses Act No. 10 of 2023
2024-Mar-21 CA/WRT/203/2021 Kaluthara Vithanage Gimhani Udeshika Senarathne, Vs Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. and others Hon. MOHAMMED LAFFAR, J. Decision of the institute of chartered accountants of Sri Lanka refusing a plea for exam recorrection, Irrational and Unreasonable, Rules of Natural Justice Article 140 of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
2024-Mar-21 CA-HCC-0125-23 Pahalage Mahesh Kumara alias Sudda Vs. The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Hon. Wickum A. Kaluarachchi, J. -Identification of the Accused. -Lighting condition in identification. -Presumption of innocence should be operative until the entirety of the evidence is analyzed. -Credibility of prosecution witness. Section 296 of the Penal Code.
2024-Mar-21 CA/WRIT/207/2020 Shanthi Aluthge In front of Pushparama Temple, Polommaruwa, Tangalle. And 90 Others. Vs Hon. Janaka Bandara Tennakoon Minister of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Governments, and 255 others Hon. D.N. Samarakoon, J. The preclusive clause in Article 61A of the Constitution has no application to "inaction" or "nullity". In as much as, there is no “unfettered” discretion (i) To act [Laker Airways Ltd., vs. Department of Trade [1977] Q. B. 643 etc., ] (ii) To refuse to act [Padfield and others vs. The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, [1968] A. C. 997] there is no “unfettered” authority (iii) To remain in inaction when meaningful action is required [This case]
2024-Mar-20 CA-WRT-0607-11 Dhanapala Mudiyanselage Sarath Dhanapala Vs. Justice N.E. Dissanayake Hon. R. Gurusinghe J
2024-Mar-20 CA-HCC-0205-17 SandanamPichchai Mary Matilda Vs. The Attorney General Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J. Criminal Appeal Possession of Drugs - Raid- Chain of Custody – Test of credibility and probabilityof evidence - Totality of Evidence- Beyond Reasonable Doubt
2024-Mar-20 CA-HCC-0348-18 Alvitigalage Don Dinesh Nimantha Vs. Hon. Attorney General Hon. Menaka Wijesundera, J Sec. 134 of the Evidence Ordinance Poisons Opium and Dangerous drugs Ordinance
2024-Mar-19 CA/HCC/0113/14 Edirisinghe Peruma Arachchilage Sanjeewa Nishantha alias Kasthuri Vs Hon. Attorney General Hon. MenakaWijesundera J. Identification Parade Dock Identificatio
2024-Mar-19 CA/CPA/0078/23 Halgama Arachchilage Piyushani Iresha Vs The Hon. Attorney General, Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J Revisionary Jurisdiction – Money Laundering - Retrospective Effect - Discretionary Remedyof Revision– Exceptional Circumstances - Preliminary Objection-Substantive Law - Procedural Law-Miscarriage of Justice – Rules of Interpretation The Constitution Article 138 Prevention of Money Laundering Act No. 5 of 2006 amended by Amendment Act No.40 of 2011 Sections 3, 3(1), 3(3)
2024-Mar-18 HCC/298/302/2017 Kachchikaduge Gamini Tissa and others Vs The Hon. Attorney General Hon. Sampath B.Abayakoon, J Unlawful Assembly -Intention of causing injuries - Murder -Common Object-Common intention -Judgement Writing - Dock Statements - Photographic Memory Penal Code Sections32, 138, 140,146, 296, 314 Code of Criminal Procedure Act Section 283(1), (2) and (3)
2024-Mar-15 CA/Writ/340/2020 Dr. A M Jazeel Vs Eastern University, Sri Lanka and others Hon. M. Ahsan R. Marikar, J. (CA)
2024-Mar-14 CA/HCC/ 0417-18 Watawalage Don Mangala Vs The Hon. Attorney General Hon. P. Kumararatnam, J. Eye witness’s testimony. • Burden of proof. • Contradictions The Penal Code
2024-Mar-13 CA/PHC/APN 0150/22 Warakapitiya Gamage Sujith Priyantha Vs The Officer-in Charge, Police Station, Ambalantota and other Hon. P. Kumararatnam, J. Exceptional Circumstances. • Nature of evidence. The Mines and Minara Act as amended by Act No.66 of 2009
2024-Mar-12 CA/HCC/0297/15 Hettiarachchige Sanjeewa Kumara alias Sampath Vs Hon. Attorney General Hon. Menaka Wijesundera J. Sec. 134 of the Evidence Ordinance Poisons Opium and Dangerous Drugs Ordinance
2024-Mar-12 CA/HCC/165/18 Wellupilain Thyagaraja alias Shivaraja Vs Hon. Attorney General Hon. Wickum A. Kaluarachchi, J. Contradictions and Omissions. -Divisibility of credibility. -Contradictions Inter Se. -Evaluation of Evidence. -Strength of defence case is immaterial when the prosecution case is weak. -Defence witnesses are entitled to equal treatment with those of the prosecution Section 296 of the Penal Code
2024-Mar-07 CA/WRT/220/2022 R. W. R. G. Tharanga Udayanganee Rajapakse Vs Ceylon Electricity Board and Others Hon. Dhammika Ganepola, J. Estoppel, Guidelines, Regulations, Horizontal distance, Outermost wall Sri Lanka Electricity Act No.20 of 2009
2024-Mar-07 CA-Writ- 357/21 G. M. Ramesh Chandima Aponsu Vs General Shavendra Silva, Former Commander of the Sri Lanka Army and Others Hon. S.U.B. Karalliyadde, J. Regulation 37 of the Army Officers Service Regulations (Regular Force) 1992, the Presidents’ power to retire or resign the commission of an Officer, illegality, ultra vires. The Army Act, No. 17 of 1949 and the Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka.
2024-Mar-07 CA/HCC/0004/23 Sarvananthan Kabilkumar Arumugam Ravikumar Vs The Hon. Attorney General Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J Attempted Murder – Trivial Contradictions - Totality of Evidence – Motive - Common Intention - Reasonable Sentence Penal Code Sections32, 300
2024-Mar-07 CA/WRT/0507/23 Galbokka Hewage Chamith Lasantha and 1 Other Vs. Director General of Coast Conservation and Coastal Development and 5Others. Hon.M. T. MOHAMMED LAFFAR Removal of Unauthorized Construction. Article 140 of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and Section 14 (1) of the Coast Conservation and Coastal Resources Management Act No. 57 of 1981 (as amended).
2024-Mar-04 CA/HCC/055/20 Punala Vidanalage Lakshitha Thushara Manel Vs Hon. Attorney General Hon. Wickum A. Kaluarachchi, J. -Identification. -Common Intention. -Participatory Presence. -Pre-arranged Plan. -Contradictions and Omissions. -Unchallenged Evidence. -Dock statement is unreliable when position taken up in the dock is not suggested to the prosecution Section 296 of the Penal Code. -Section 32 of the Penal Code.
2024-Mar-04 CA-HCC-0002-20 Mohomed Habibulla Mohomed Nazeer alias Nazar Vs. The Attorney General Hon. P. Kumararatnam, J Possession and Trafficking of Drugs, abetment, Heroin, Exceptional circumstances Section 83 (2) of the Poisons, Opium and Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act No. 41 of 2022
2024-Mar-01 CA-PHC-0104--20 Mohammed Iqbal Ahamed Mujahid Vs. The Officer in Charge Police Station, Dehiwala. Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J. Appeal–Dismissal of revision application –Transportation of a cowwithout a valid permit –Confiscation of the cow -Confiscation of the vehicle - Show Cause - Knowledge - Necessary Precautions - Delay in filing the revision application- Balance of Probability Animals Act as amended by Amendment Act No. 20 of 1968 Section 3A Forest Ordinance Section 40 (1)