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Orders 2024 – February

Date of Judgment Case No. Parties Judgment by Keywords (Laws, Provisions & terms) Legislation Download
2024-Feb-29 CA/WRT 354/23 Independent Television Network Limited, Vs D.A.Anil Nishantha Dinarathna and Others Hon.B. Sasi Mahendran, J. Brown and Co.Ltd. v. N.Ratnayake, and 3 others Sri Lankan Airlines limited V Sri Lankan Airlines Aircrafts Technicians Association and others SC Appeal 79/2023 decided on 12.03.2018 Nadaraja Ltd. V. Krishnadasan 77 NLR 255 at page 261, De Smith, in his "Judicial Review of Administrative Action Section 4(1), 17 (1) of the Industrial Disputes Act,
2024-Feb-29 CA/BAL/0470/2023 Hewa Thondilage Dilini Madishani Jayathilaka, Vs The Officer-in-Charge Police Station, Dikwella and other Hon.R. Gurusinghe J
2024-Feb-28 CA(PHC)APN 0004/24 Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Laksman Priyantha Vs The Hon. Attorney General P. Kumararatnam, J Illegal sentence. • Wrong Charge. The Penal Code and the Antiquities Ordnance No.09 of 1940, as amended Act No.24 of 1998
2024-Feb-26 CA/WRIT/759/2023 Ramanayake Nadeeka Dilrukshi Ramanayake and others Hon. Roshan Goonetileke Governor of the Western Province, Vs Hon. D.N. Samarakoon, J The effect of the Ninth Schedule to the Constitution, its List I and List III and Appendix III in regard to the question of Recruitment to Sri Lanka Teachers’ Service (Teachers Service) on Provincial level – The history that determined the geography of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution – Devolution to be meaningful includes devolution of executive and legislative powers - Kamalawathie and Others vs. The Provincial Public Service Commission, North-Western Province and Others (2001) 1 Sri LR 1 distinguished
2024-Feb-26 CA/WRIT/757/2023 Eranga Harshani Thennakoon and others Vs Hon. Roshan Goonetileke Governor of the Western Province, Hon. D.N. Samarakoon, J. The effect of the Ninth Schedule to the Constitution, its List I and List III and Appendix III in regard to the question of Recruitment to Sri Lanka Teachers’ Service (Teachers Service) on Provincial level – The history that determined the geography of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution – Devolution to be meaningful includes devolution of executive and legislative powers - Kamalawathie and Others vs. The Provincial Public Service Commission, North-Western Province and Others (2001) 1 Sri LR 1 distinguished
2024-Feb-22 CA WRIT/119/2024 V.S.S. Products (Private) Limited and other Vs Sampath Bank PLC and others Hon. D.N. Samarakoon, J
2024-Feb-20 CA/WRT 297-23 Vijaya Prasanna Rajapakse Vs Hon. Harin Fernando and 8 Others Hon. B. Sasi Mahendran, J.
2024-Feb-16 CA/CPA/0104/23 Rathnayake Mudiyanselage Niroshika Darshani Vs The Hon. Attorney General and other Hon.Sampath B. Abayakoon, J Revisionary Jurisdiction – Sufficient basis to issue notice –Refusal of an application for bail pending appeal–Offence of murder – Culpable homicide not amounting to murder - Sudden Fight - Mitigatory Circumstances - Sufficient exceptional circumstances - Granting of bail - Presumption of innocence The Constitution Article 138 Penal Code Section 296 read with Section 32, Section 297 Code of Criminal Procedure Act Sections333 (3), 333 (4) Bail Act No. 30 of 1997 Sections 20 (2), 20 (3)
2024-Feb-16 CA/BAL/196/2023 Jiwanmuni Madushika Sandhayani de Silva, Vs Hon. Attorney General and others Hon. M.C.B.S. Morais J.
2024-Feb-15 CA/ WRT 241/23 Bambaranda Guruge Wilson Vs M.K. Bandula Harischandra and Others Hon.B. Sasi Mahendran, J. Legitimacy Mandamus Certiorari Ultra vires, intra vires Facts are in dispute Ranasinghe J inThajudeen V Sri Lanka Tea Board and another [1987] 2 SLR 474 CHOUDRI , in his book on the Law of Writs and Fundamental Rights (2nd Ed.) Vol.2 states on page 381, Dr. Sunil F.A.Cooray in his book, Principles of Administrative Law in Sri Lanka (3rd Edition Vol. 2) states on page 772 section 48A and 48B of the Land Development Ordinance Section 72 of the Land Development Ordinance
2024-Feb-14 CA/WRT 352/23 P.C.K. Fernando and 15 others Vs Hon. (Dr.) Susil Premajayantha and 12 Others Hon. B. Sasi Mahendran, J. Mandamus, Legal right and Legal Duty Mageswaran v. University Grants Commission and Others [2003] 2 SLR 282’ Laches
2024-Feb-14 CA/WRT/0205/21 Angage Harsha Palitha Perera Vs. Urban Council of Boralesgamuwa & others Hon. M. T. MOHAMMED LAFFAR, J. Supreme Court Rules- Rule No. 3(7) Supreme Court Rules
2024-Feb-14 CA/BAL/0003/2023 Miththamuni Ajith de Silva alias Celine Vs The Hon. Attorney General, Hon. R. Gurusinghe J
2024-Feb-13 CA/COC 08/23 J.Migara R. Jayasundera Vs Land Reform Commission and 10 Others Hon. B. Sasi Mahendran, J contempt of court writ of mandamus Land reform commission maximum extent of agricultural land. public interest 1. Borrie and Lowe - The Law of Contempt 2. Lord Diplock in AG v Times Newspapers LTD, Appeal Cases 1974, page 273 3. Basnayake CJ in De Alwis V Rajakaruna 68 NLR 180 at page 184 4. Marsoof, J in Upali Dharmasiri Welaratne V Wesley Jayaraj Moses SC Appeal No.65/2003 2009 BLR 230
2024-Feb-13 CA/ CPA/0105/23 NaulageManjula Kumara Vs Hon. Attorney General Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J Revisionary Jurisdiction - Discretionary remedy of revision - Exceptional circumstances - Robbery while armed with offensive weapons - Retention of stolen property - Absence from the trial - Bona fide reasons Constitution Article 138 Code of Criminal Procedure Act Sections 241, 241(3) Firearms Ordinance amended by Amendment Act No. 22 of 1996 Section 44(a) Penal Code Section383 read with Section 32
2024-Feb-12 CA/WRT 186/23 Centre for Environmental Limited Vs and others v. K.M.S. Bandara Hon. B. Sasi Mahendran, J. Public Trust Doctrine, Eppawala Case Article 27(14)of the Constitution
2024-Feb-12 CA(PHC)APN 0155/23 Nandina Hewage Thushara Priyadharsana Vs The Hon. Attorney General Hon. P. Kumararatnam, J. Exceptional Circumstances The Penal Code and the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
2024-Feb-09 CA/BAL/0386/2023 Kottawa Gamage Asitha, Samanmalee Vs Officer-in-Charge, Police Narcotics Bureau and other Hon. R. Gurusinghe J
2024-Feb-08 CA (PHC) APN 63/2020 Samarappulige Niraj Roshan Vs Samarappuli Hewage Uchitha Nishan Dhammika and others Hon.Sampath B. Abayakoon, J Revisionary jurisdiction - Conspired to fraudulently keep the custody of elephants - Registration of elephants - essential witnesses - Remedy of revision - exceptional circumstances Constitution Article 138 of the Code of Criminal Procedure ActSections 199(4), 200 Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance Sections 22A (1), 22A (7), 22A (12), 22(13) Offences Against Public Property Act Penal Code Sections102, 113B
2024-Feb-08 CA/BAL/344/2023 Gamachari Withanage Janaki Vs Hon. Attorney General and others Hon. M.C.B.S. Morais J.
2024-Feb-07 CA/WRT/0493/2021 Deniya Gamage Nandana De Silva Vs Municipal Council of Colombo and others Hon. MOHAMMED LAFFAR, J. Futility State Lands (Recovery of Possession) Act, No. 07 of 1979 (as amended)
2024-Feb-05 CA/ WRT 618/23 Thamasha Kavindri Abeynaike Vs Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka and 11 Others Hon. B. Sasi Mahendran, J. Bias Nemo judex in re sua Section 56 of the Civil Aviation Act no.14 of 2010
2024-Feb-02 CA(PHC)APN 0153/23 James Rodney Oliver Pereira Vs The Hon. Attorney General Hon.P. Kumararatnam, J. Exceptional Circumstances The Penal Code and the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
2024-Feb-01 CA/BAL/176/2023 Weerasinghage Leelawathie, Vs Officer-in-Charge, Police Station, Ambalanthota Hon.M.C.B.S. Morais J.
2024-Feb-01 CA/BAL/164/2023 Kanuketiya Gamage Nimal Chandrasiri, Vs Officer-in-Charge, Police Station, AmbalanthotaOfficer-in-Charge, Police Station, Ambalanthota and others Hon. M.C.B.S. Morais J.