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2024-Mar-28 CA/INJ/08/2023 Senior Prof. Rev. Uturawala Dhammaratana Thero Vs Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka And others Hon. D.N. Samarakoon, J
2024-Mar-28 CA/WRT/0024/24 SHAN DINO DISSAN Vs. NATIONS TRUST BANK PLC and 12 Others. Hon. M. T. MOHAMMED LAFFAR, J – After sale the purchaser becomes the absolute owner of the premises, Purchaser cannot be prevented from taking further steps pursuant to the resolution. Recovery of Loans by Banks (Special Provisions) Act No.4 1990. Read with Article 140 of the Constitution.
2024-Mar-28 CA/WRIT/418/2023 Union Industrial Washing (Private) Limited Vs Minister of Industries Ministry of Industries, and others Hon. D.N. Samarakoon, J.
2024-Mar-28 CA/Writ/524/2023 Gunarathna Hettiarachchige Rupa Indrani Vs Divisional Secretary, Madyama Nuwaragam Palatha, Anuradhapura and others Hon. Mayadunne Corea J
2024-Mar-28 CA-WRT-0131-21 Asuramuni Niluka Dilhani Silva Vs. Weliwita Kankanamge Janaka and 6 Others. Hon. M. T. Mohammed Laffar, J. Alternative Remedy, Facts are in dispute Article 140 of the Constitution
2024-Mar-27 CA/TRF/. 22/2023 Indula Ukkansa Sumithraarachchi, Vs Jamburagoda Gamachchige Manjari Prashansa, Hon. N. Bandula Karunarathna J. P/CA
2024-Mar-27 CA/ BAL/112/2023 Nikeshala Sewwandi Pathirana Vs Officer-in-Charge, Colombo Crime Division, Dematagoda. and other M.C.B.S. Morais J. The petitioner is the wife
2024-Mar-27 CA/BAL/192/2023 Kankanam Gamage Harshani Udayamali Vs Hon. Attorney General Hon. M.C.B.S. Morais J.
2024-Mar-27 CA-WRT-0352-18 R. S. Roland Genedius Karunarathne Vs. Janatha Estate Development Board and others Hon. D.N. Samarakoon, J.
2024-Mar-27 CA-COC-0011-24 Dr.HalambhaAchachchige Priyantha Prasad Patrick and Others vs. Dr.P.G.Mahipala Hon. B. Sasi Mahendran, J. Oswald’s, ‘Contempt of Court’ (3rd edition on page 6) Re BRAMBLEVALE, Ltd, Lord Denning, M.R. 1969 (3) All E.R Page 1062 at 1063 The Law of Contempt by Borrie and Lowe, Third edition, , at page 562. Husson v. Husson, 1962 (1) WLR , 1434, Contempt of Court, Tribunal or Institution Act No. 8 of 2024.
2024-Mar-26 CA/RII/10/2024 Rathnayaka Mudiyanselage Dinusha Ruwani Rathnayaka Vs Iranga Piyumal Kuruppu Hon. D.N. Samarakoon, J.
2024-Mar-26 CA-BAL-0017-20 The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka vs. Liyana Arachchige Manoj Bimsara Dissanayake Hon. B. Sasi Mahendran, J. Section 3(8) , 4 (4) of the Court of Appeal (Appellate Procedure) Rules 1990
2024-Mar-26 CA-REV-0005-21 Thambiraja Mahendran v. Alora Pharmaceuticals (Private) Limited and Others Hon. B. Sasi Mahendran, J Mahesh Agri Exim Pvt. Ltd. v. Gaurav Imports (Pvt) Limited (SC. REVISION NO. 02/2013) Decided on 30th July 2019 Attorney-General v. Podisingho 51 NLR 1950 Page 385 at 390 Gunawardane and Others vs. Muthukumarana and Others (2020) Sri LR page 306 at 306 and 307, Wijesinghe V. TharmaratnamCA 120/80, Decided on 14th October 1986, page 47 at page 49 Srikantha’s Law Reports, Volume (IV) Bank of Ceylon Vs Kaleel and others [2004] 1 SLR 284, The High Court of the Provinces (Special Provisions) Act No. 10 of 1996
2024-Mar-25 CA-WRT-0441-22 DeenorMohomad Riyas Thalibeen v. Fernando Merrennage Priyantha Hon. B. Sasi Mahendran, J. Administrative Law, David Foulkes. 8th Edition, at page 348 CA 1299/87, decided on 14th June 1995 Section 3(1) of the State Lands (Recovery of Possession) Act No. 7 of 1979, as amended
2024-Mar-25 CA-WRT-0336-22 K.A.T.Kumara and Others v. Atapattu Mudiyanselage Dammika Kumara Atapattu and Others Hon. B. Sasi Mahendran, J. Dawson Silva v. Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and Another 1995 1 SLR page 344 Section 58 (1) and (2) of the Finance Business Act No. 42 of 2011. Section 24(1) of the Commissioner to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption Act No. 19 of 1994,
2024-Mar-25 CA-WRT-0039-23 Waligama Thuppahige Udara Priyantha vs. . A.A. Vidura Sampath Divisional Secretary, Nuwara-Eliya. and others Hon. N. Bandula Karunarathna J. (P/CA)
2024-Mar-22 CA/ WRIT-534-23 Oday I.M. Hommus Vs Mendis and Others Hon. B. Sasi Mahendran, J. Lord Diplock in the case of CCSV v. Minister for the Civil Service (1984) UKHL 9, “De Smith’s Judicial Review” by Harry Woolf, Jeffery Jowell, Catherine Donnelly, and Ivan Hare, on page 206: ChampalalBinani v. CIT, West Bengal, AIR 1970 SC 645: (1971) 3 SCC 20 H. W. R. Wade and C. F. Forsyth in their book “Administrative Law” (11th Edition) on page 27 Immigrants and Emigrants Act No. 20 of 1948 as amended by Act No.31 of 2006
2024-Mar-22 CA/Writ/264/2018 Abeykoon Ralalage Pushpalatha Vs Jagath Dias Director General Pensions Department of Pensions and others Hon. D.N. Samarakoon, J.
2024-Mar-22 CA/WRIT/174/2024 E – W Information Systems Limited Vs Susil Premajayantha Minister of Education and others Hon. D.N. Samarakoon, J.
2024-Mar-22 CA/ REV. 09/2023 Palle Gamage Ranjani Vs Panangala Liyanage Premadasa and Others Hon.B. Sasi Mahendran, J. Balance of convenience, C.M. Row’s Law of Injunction 5th Ed (1980) at page 201 Halsbury’s Laws of England, 4th ED vol. 24, para 256 Siripala vs. Lanerolle and Another (2012) 1 SLR page 105 at page 108 Wijesinghe Vs TharmaratnamCA 120/80, Decided on 14th October 1986, published in Srikantha’s Law Reports, Volume (IV) page 47 at page 49, Athurapana v. Premasinghe, (S.C Appeal No. 21/2002 decided on 14.05.2004 published in 2004 BLR Page 60) Duwearatchi v. Vincent Perera (1984) 2 SLR 94 M.N. Kariyawasam & Others v. N.W. Sujatha Janaki (Supra) S.C. Appeal No. 33A/2012 Gulamhusein And Others v. Cohen and Two Others 1995 (2) SLR 365 at page 371 Kaluthara Bodhi Trust v. KalutharaMulti Purpose Co- Operative Society Ltd, 2012 BLR 175, SC Appeal No. 19/2011, Decided on 25.06.2012, High Court of the Provinces (Special Provisions) (Amendment) Act No. 54 of 2006
2024-Mar-21 CA-WRT-0603-21 N and A Engineering Services Private Limited and Another Vs. People's Bank and Others Hon. S.U.B. Karalliyadde, J. Order on maintainability of the application, impugned Resolution already enforced, futility. People’s Bank Act, No. 43 of 1973 and the Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka.
2024-Mar-21 CA/ BAL/216/2023 Maggonage Gayathri Deepika Fernando Vs Hon. Attorney General and other Hon. M.C.B.S. Morais J.
2024-Mar-20 CA-WRT-0357-23 W.G. Chamila Vs. Urban Development Authority and Others Hon. Sasi Mahendran, J Dispute of facts, Asia Hotels and Properties PLC v. Frederick S. Benjamin and Others, SC Appeal No. 143/2010, Decided on 03.09.2012 Daniel v Rickett, Cockrell and Co. (1938 2 K.B. 322 TheCeylon Workers Congress v. The Superintendent, Kallebokka Estate (Supra The Batticaloa Multi-Purpose Co-operative Societies Union Ltd. v .V. Velupillai ((1971) 76 N.L.R. 60) Thajudeen v. Sri Lanka Tea Board and Another [1981] 2 SLR 471 Industrial Disputes (Special Provisions)Act No. 13 of 2003 Section 31B (1) of the Industrial Disputes Act
2024-Mar-20 CA-BAL-0581-23 Mohomed Naleer Fathima Safna Vs. The Hon. Attorney General and other Hon. R. Gurusinghe J
2024-Mar-19 CA/BAL/0279/2023 Wekola Deniye Gedara Ruwan Sampath Sooratissa alias Kumpu Ruwan Vs The Officer-in-Charge Police Station, Pamunugama and other Hon. R. Gurusinghe J
2024-Mar-18 CA-RII-0052-23 Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (Guarantee) Limited Vs. Nations Trust Bank PLC and other Hon. D.N. Samarakoon, J. Application of sections 6(2)(a), 6(2)(b) and 6(2)(c) of the Debt Recovery (Special Provisions) Act No. 02 of 1990 as amended by (Amendment) Act No. 09 of 1994. The comparison of the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeal to exercise revisionary powers under section 753 of the Civil Procedure Code, prior to the amendment brought by Amendment Act No. 79 of 1988 and thereafter; the words "pass any judgment or make any order which it might have made had the case been brought before it in due course of appeal instead of by way of revision" were replaced by the words "pass any judgment or make any order thereon, as the interests of justice may require".
2024-Mar-18 CA/ WRT 196/23 Munasinghe Arachchige Pavithra Anupama Ranjith Munasinghe and 92 Others Vs Manusha Nanayakkara Ministry of Labour and Others Hon. B. Sasi Mahendran, J. Dispute of facts In Lanka Multi Moulds (Pvt) Ltd v. Wimalasena, Commissioner of Labour and Others, 2003 (1) SLR 143 page 148 Desmond Perera and others v. Karunaratne, Commissioner of National Housing and Others 1994 (3) SLR 316 Judicial Remedies in Public Law by Clive Lewis, Publish by Sweet and Maxwell, Page 205. Thajudeen Vs. Sri Lanka Tea Board and Another (1981) 2 SLR 471 Habarana Lodge Limited Vs. Commisioner General of Labou CA WRT 236/2015 Stassen Exports (Pvt) Ltd, The Commissioner General of Inland Revenue & Others CA (Writ) Application No: 71/2019 Vijith K. Malalgoda, PC J. in Francis Kulasooriya Vs. OIC-Police Station-Kirindiwela SC Appeal No. 52/2021 Termination of Employment of Workmen (Special Provisions) Act, No. 45 of 1971 as amended
2024-Mar-15 CA/ BAL 53-2023 Haupe Liyanage Padmini ChandraVs. Hon. Attorney General Hon. M.C.B.S. Morais J. Possession and Trafficking of Drugs, Heroin, Exceptional circumstances, misleading information, falsus in unofalsus in omnibus Section 83 (2) of the Poisons, Opium and Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act No. 41 of 2022
2024-Mar-14 CA/ BAL 221-2023 Fatima ZimnaJawfer Vs. Hon. Attorney General Hon. M.C.B.S. Morais J. Possession and Trafficking of Drugs, Heroin, Methamphetamine (ICE), Exceptional circumstances Section 83 (2) B of the Poisons, Opium and Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act No. 41 of 2022
2024-Mar-14 CA/CPA/0001/2024 Nihiluwa Gamage Ariyaratne, Vs Weeratunge Arachige Ramani, and other Hon. MOHAMMED LAFFAR, J. Interim orders Section 66(1)of the Primary Courts' Procedure Act, No. 44 of 1979 (as amended)
2024-Mar-14 CA/BAL/0570/2023 Sellavaraj Anusha Dilruksh Vs The Officer-in-Charge Divisional Crime Detective Bureau Police Station, Negombo. and other Hon. R. Gurusinghe J
2024-Mar-14 CA/WRT/141/2021 Ashoka Dhammika Praneeth Yainna Aluth Walawwa and others Vs Kahawatte Plantations PLC and others Hon. S.U.B. Karalliyadde, J. An application for intervention in a writ application, Court of Appeal rules, Section 18(1) and Section 19 of the Civil Procedure Code. The Civil Procedure Code and the Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka.
2024-Mar-13 CA-WRT-0532-23 Kamal Mahesh Ranweera Vs. Harin Fernando and others Hon. M. T. MOHAMMED LAFFAR, J.
2024-Mar-12 CA/CPA/0147/23 Sea Consortium Lanka (Pvt) Ltd Vs Hon. Attorney General and other Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J Revisionary Jurisdiction- Marine Pollution - Preliminary Objections - Interpretation - Misjoinder of charges - Same Transaction - Common Intention - Rules of evidence and presumptions - Beyond reasonable doubt - Separate charges - Remedy of revision - Exceptional Circumstances The Constitution Article 138 Marine Pollution Prevention Act No. 35 of 2008 Sections 26(a), 58 Licensing of Shipping Agents Act No. 10 of 1972 Code of Criminal Procedure ActNo. 15 of 1979 Sections 173, 180
2024-Mar-12 CA/CPA/0137/23 Aminda Indrajith Thisera Hettiarachchi and others Vs Hon. Attorney General and others Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, Revisionary Jurisdiction- Marine Pollution - Preliminary Objections - Interpretation - Misjoinder of charges - Same Transaction - Common Intention - Rules of evidence and presumptions - Beyond reasonable doubt - Separate charges - Remedy of revision - Exceptional Circumstances The Constitution Article 138 Marine Pollution Prevention Act No. 35 of 2008 Sections 26(a), 58 Licensing of Shipping Agents Act No. 10 of 1972 Code of Criminal Procedure ActNo. 15 of 1979 Sections 173, 180
2024-Mar-12 CA/CPA/0136/23 Arjuna Indrajith Thisera Hettiarachchi Vs Hon. Attorney General And others Hon,Sampath B. Abayakoon, J Revisionary Jurisdiction- Marine Pollution - Preliminary Objections - Interpretation - Misjoinder of charges - Same Transaction - Common Intention - Rules of evidence and presumptions - Beyond reasonable doubt - Separate charges - Remedy of revision - Exceptional Circumstances The Constitution Article 138 Marine Pollution Prevention Act No. 35 of 2008 Sections 26(a), 58 Licensing of Shipping Agents Act No. 10 of 1972 Code of Criminal Procedure ActNo. 15 of 1979 Sections 173, 180
2024-Mar-12 CA/ WRT 208-23 KodippiliYasdehige Nuwan Chamara Vs. The Divisional Secretary of Arachchikattuwa and 10 Others Hon. B. Sasi Mahendran, J Eliyadura Osman Weerasena Silva v. EliyaduraPadmarajani, SC Appeal 67/2015, decided on 14.12.2017 Section 48, 49, 55 and 72 of the Land Development Ordinance
2024-Mar-11 CA WRIT/820/2023 Executive Officers Union of the National Livestock Development Board Vs All Ceylon Milk Industrial Employees’ Union and others Hon. D.N. Samarakoon, J
2024-Mar-07 CA/WRIT/111/2024 Govindasamy Ramanan Vs Hon. Thilina Gamage Magistrate, Magistrate Court, Fort. Hon. D.N. Samarakoon, J. The requirements of section 136(1)(b) and 139(1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
2024-Mar-07 CA/WRIT/115/2024 Govindasamy Ramanan Vs Hon. Thilina Gamage Magistrate, Magistrate Court, Fort. Hon. D.N. Samarakoon, J. The requirements of section 136(1)(b) and 139(1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
2024-Mar-07 CA/ BAL 443-2023 SamaraweeraArachchigeSumedhaVs Hon. Attorney General Hon. M.C.B.S. Morais J. Possession and Trafficking of Drugs, Heroin, Cannabis sativa.L., Exceptional circumstances Section 83 (2) of the Poisons, Opium and Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act No. 41 of 2022
2024-Mar-07 CA/WRIT/792/23 Balangoda Plantations PLC, Plantation Manager Monitoring Division Vs The National Gem and Jewellery Authority and others Hon.B. Sasi Mahendran, J. Prima facie, Balance of convenience, Damages Halsbury’s Laws of England, Fifth Edition 2010, Page 612 Hubbard v. Vosper, Queens Bench Division 1972, Volume 2, Page 84 at page 96, Films Rover Ldt v. Cannon Films Sales Ltd, The Weekly Law reports 1987 Volume 1, Felix Dias Bandaranayake v. The State Film Corporation and another [1981 (2) SLR at 287] M.N. Kariyawasam & Others v. N.W. Sujatha Janaki v. S.C. Appeal No. 33A/2012, State of Orissa v. Madan Gopal AIR (39) 1952 SC 12, De Smith’s Judicial Review, Eighth Edition, Page 993 Jinadasa v. Weerasinghe, 31 NLR 33 at page 35 C.M. Row’s Law of Injunction 5th Ed (1980) at page 201 Duwearatchi v. Vincent Perera (1984) 2 SLR 94
2024-Mar-06 CA(PHC)APN 0111/23 Hewayalage Jayaweera alias Chaminda Vs The Hon. Attorney General Hon. P. Kumararatnam, J. Right of Appeal. • Fair trial. • Charge. The Penal Code.
2024-Mar-06 CA/BAL/0186/2023 Kirimunige Chaluka Anuradha Vs The Officer-in-Charge Police Station, Wellampitiya and other Hon. R. Gurusinghe J
2024-Mar-06 CA/BAL/0343/2023 Nalla Peruma Mudiyansellage Thilini Kumari, Vs The Officer-in-Charge Police Station, Kadawatha and others Hon. R. Gurusinghe J
2024-Mar-05 CA-WRT-0376-22 Ediri Munige Kumari Sudharma Senerath v. National Water Supply and Drainage Board and Others Hon. B. Sasi Mahendran, J. Aggrieved Party , uberrima fides, truthful disclosure Mr. Lakshman IndranathKeerthisinghe in his book, “The Application of The Writ Of Mandamus Mendis v Seema Sahitha Panadura Janatha SanthakaPravahanaSevaya and Others, 1995 2 SLR 24 W. S. Alphonso Appuhamy, Petitioner, And L. Hettiarachchi (Special Commissioner, Chilaw) And Another, Respondent 77 NLR page 131 at page 135, Sumith Kalugala v. Y.P. de Silva, 1998 3 SLR 141 at page 167,