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2024-Jan-31 CA/HCC/ 0184/2017 Harold Rex Jansen Vs The Hon. Attorney General P. Kumararatnam, J. Ingredients of the Charge. • Inconsistence and Contradictory Evidence. • Video Recording Evidence. • Independent Corroboration. • Hearsay Evidence The Penal Code as amended.
2024-Jan-31 CA WRIT/80/2018 Selvanayagam Gnanasegaran Vs M. Abeygunasekara Principal, Kandy Girls High School And other Hon.D.N. Samarakoon, J The refusal of the admission of a child of Methodist Denomination to Girls’ High School of Kandy - The origin of what came to be known as “Assisted Schools” and the circumstances under which they vested in the state (then the Crown) in 1961 – the Wesleyan Methodist Mission – the two Acts of 1960 and 1961 – force; counter force and prudence -religious ratios –– A Sacred Agreement in Perpetuity – Articles 16, 167, 168 of the Constitution 1978 – the application of religious ratios – the lackadaisical attitude of some to implement religious ratios provisions – confusion created by what could be a surreptitious suppression or ignorance – a transgression of the principle of the rule of law – judicial review
2024-Jan-31 CA/WRIT/789/2023 Earth Tech Engineering (Private) Limited and other Vs People’s Bank and others Hon. Mayadunne Corea J
2024-Jan-31 CA/CPA/132/2023 H. H. Rupika Sanjeewani Dharmadasa Vs The Hon. Attorney General Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J Revisionary Jurisdiction – Remand - Grave sexual abuse on a minor - Reasonable cause for a remand – Grant of bail - Refusal of bail - Cancellation of an existing bail order - Sufficient exceptional circumstances The Constitution Article 138 Penal Code (Amendment) Act No. 2 of 1995 and 16 of 2006 Section 365B (2) (b) Code of Criminal Procedure Act Section 263 Bail Act No. 30 of 1997 Sections 2, 14, 27
2024-Jan-31 CA Writ: 170/22 R. R. Chaminda R. Samaradiwakara Vs Shashikala Senadhira and Others Hon.Dhammika Ganepola, J Establishment of residency, documentary proof, physical inspection, legitimate expectation
2024-Jan-31 CA/HCC 439/19 The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption Vs. Chethiya Hasith Munasinghe Hon.B. Sasi Mahendran, J. Bribery, inducement, reward, commission public servant insurance solicitation, premium of insurance Chandra Ekanayake, J in Padmatilake (Sgt) V. Director General, Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery/Corruption 2009 2 SLR Page 151, Rodrigo J in James Silva V The Republic of Sri Lanka (1980) 2SLR Page 167 citing Jayasena V the Queen 72 NLR Page 313, Section 19 (b) of the Bribery Act. Section 19 (c) of the Bribery Act
2024-Jan-31 CA/WRT/201/21 Singer Sri Lanka PLC Vs The Commissioner General of Labour and 04 others Hon. Wickum A. Kaluarachchi, J. Recovery of a loan granted from the money lying in a Private Provident Fund as EPF funds. -Can there be a true loan transaction without a consideration being passed. -Prohibition of oral evidence to contradict the contents of a written document. Article 140 of the Constitution. -Section 27(1), (2) of the EPF Act. -Section 91, 92 of the Evidence Ordinance
2024-Jan-31 CA-Writ-123/2020 Galappththige Muditha Prasanna De Silva Vs Commissioner General of Title Settlement and Four Others Hon.S.U.B. Karalliyadde, J. Section 3(2), 5(1)(a), 29, 64 of the Land Reform Law, agricultural land owned in excess of the ceiling, settlement order, alternative remedy, material facts in dispute, laches. Land Reform Law, No. 1 of 1972, Land Settlement Ordinance, No. 31 of 1931 and The Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka.
2024-Jan-30 CA (Writ) 87/2022 Dr. N. V. Jayatilake and Another Vs Colombo Municipal Council and Others Hon. Dhammika Ganepola, J. Street Line Certificate, facts are in dispute, pedestrian movement, Condominium Plan Housing and Town Improvement Ordinance, No.19 of 1915, Urban Development Authority Law, Apartment Law, Municipality Ordinance No. 07 of 1887.
2024-Jan-30 CA/PHC/0066/2012 HerathMudiyanselageKarunaratna Vs WanninayakaMudiyanselageChandanaKumara Wanninayaka Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J Revisionary Jurisdiction – Unauthorized Possession - Quit Notice - Competent Authority - Show Cause - Order of ejectment - Scope of an inquiry - Valid Permit - Writ of certiorari The Constitution Article 154P State Lands (Recovery of Possession) Act No. 7 of 1979 Sections 3, 5, 6, 9
2024-Jan-30 CA/PHC/0065/2012 WanigapuraGamageWolvinKeerthilatha Vs WanninayakaMudiyanselageChandanaKumara Wanninayaka Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J Revisionary Jurisdiction –Unauthorized Possession - Quit Notice - Competent Authority - Show Cause - Order of ejectment - Scope of an inquiry - Valid Permit - Writ of certiorari The ConstitutionArticle 154P State Lands (Recovery of Possession) Act No. 7 of 1979Sections 3, 5, 6, 9
2024-Jan-30 CA/WRT/0138/2020 Dr. Rasantha Sanjeeva Abeywickrama Vs Postgraduate Institute of Medicine Hon. M. T. MOHAMMED LAFFAR, J.
2024-Jan-29 CA/WRIT/541/2023 Weerawarna Kurukulasooriya Boosa Baduge Tanura Lakmal Weerawarna and Another Vs National Gem and Jewellery Authority and Others Hon. Sobhitha Rajakaruna J gemming license, co-ownership, rajakari panguwa, dewalagam land, statutory determination National Gem and Jewellery Authority Act No. 50 of 1993, Land Reform Law No. 1 of 1972, Regulations under the National Gem and Jewellery Authority Act No. 50 of 1993
2024-Jan-29 CA HCC- 0196-17 Mohamad Lebbe Mohamad Zakaria and others Vs The Hon. Attorney General Hon. P. Kumararatnam, J Eye witness. • Common murderous intention. • Test of credibility and probability. • Burden of proof and evaluation of evidence. • Dock statement The Penal Code
2024-Jan-29 CA/WRT/0471/2019 K. G. I. N. Deshapriya Vs Justice N. E. Dissanayake, Chairman Administrative Appeals Tribunal and others Hon. M. T. Mohammed Laffar J Public Service Commission- Promotion- Sri Lanka Inland Revenue Service- Administrative Appeals Tribunal
2024-Jan-24 CA-Writ-345/2021 Madulsima Plantations PLC Vs B.K. Prabath Chandrakeerthi, Commissioner General of Labour and 2 Others Hon S.U.B. Karalliyadde, J. Payment of gratuity, Section 5(1) and 20 of the Payments of Gratuity Act, Fixed Term Contract of employment, uninterrupted service, compulsory retirement age, natural justice, illegal, irrational, unreasonable, arbitrary, ultra vires. Payments of Gratuity Act, No. 12 of 1983, The Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka.
2024-Jan-24 CA/HCC/0384/18 Mahawage Calistus Perera alias Jude Vs The Hon.Attorney General Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J Murder – Cut Injuries - Dock Statement - Beyond reasonable doubt– Sole Eyewitness - Test of cross-examination - Right of private defence - Grave and sudden provocation - Sudden Fight - Intention and knowledge of causing death – Motive - Demeanour and deportment of the witnesses Penal Code Sections 294, 296, 297 Evidence Ordinance Sections27, 33
2024-Jan-24 CA/WRT/611/2023 K. A. Priyanthi Mangalika Vs Divisional Secretariat, Kegalle & others Hon. M. T. Mohammed Laffar J. Identification of subject matter State Lands (Recovery of Possession) Act, No. 7 of 1979
2024-Jan-24 CA/WRT/511/2019 Foundation for Environment, Climate & Technology Vs The Commissioner of Labour & others M. T. Mohammed Laffar J. EPF – Non profit charitable organization- liable to be registered as an employer to pay EPF Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) Act No. 15 of 1958 Companies Act No. 7 of 2007
2024-Jan-24 CA/CPA/0064/2023 Director General for the Prevention ofBribery and Corruption, Commission to Investigate Allegations ofBribery or Corruption Vs Maldeniya Don Upali Gunaratn ePerera and others Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J.
2024-Jan-24 CA/TAX/0019/2015 Commissioner General of Inland Revenue Vs Osprey Clothing (Private) Limited. Hon. Sobhitha Rajakaruna J Supplementary Agreement, Primary Agreement, Novation, Enhancement of Business, Tax Exemption, Board of Investment of Sri Lanka. Tax Appeals Commission Act No 23 of 2011, Board of Investment of Sri Lanka Law.
2024-Jan-23 CA/HCC/0002/21 Weerappulige Upul Wijesinghe Vs The Hon. Attorney General Hon.Sampath B. Abayakoon, J Kidnapping of a minor - Grave Sexual Abuse –Probability Factor – Indictment – Photographic Memory– Corroboration Penal Code amended by Penal Code (Amendment) Act No. 22 of 1995, 29 of 1998, 16 of 2006 Sections 354, 365B (2)(b)
2024-Jan-23 CA-Writ- 505/2021 Ekanayake Mudiyanselage Heen Manike and Another Vs Moratuwa Municipal Council and Others Hon. S.U.B. Karalliyadde, J. Section 73(1) and 77 of the Municipal Council Ordinance, what is meant by words “it shall be lawful”, futile Application, alternative remedy. Municipal Council Ordinance No. 29 of 1947, The Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka.
2024-Jan-22 CA/HCC/0036/22 Warnakulasuriya Jayantha Lesly Kumar Fernando Vs The Hon. Attorney General’s Department Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J Possession and trafficking of drugs – Light Conditions Identities of the accused - Weight Difference – Single Witness - Beyond reasonable doubt – Sufficient Proof – Time of the arrest – Hearsay Evidence Poisons Opium and Dangerous Drugs Ordinance amended by Amendment Act No.13 of 1984 Code of Criminal Procedure Act Section 241 Evidence OrdinanceSections 134, 159(2)
2024-Jan-19 C.A. (WRIT) 464/2021 China Harbour Engineering Company (Lanka) Limited Vs B. K. Prabath Chandrakeerthi, Commissioner General of Labour and Others Hon. Dhammika Ganepola, J. Termination of employment on disciplinary grounds, Constructive termination, Intention to take disciplinary actions Termination of Employment of Workmen (Special Provisions) Act No. 45 of 1971.
2024-Jan-19 CA/HCC/0179/2015 The Hon. Attorney General Vs.Nijabdeen Nazeer M. Sampath K. B. Wijeratne J.
2024-Jan-19 CA-Writ-577/23 Aitken Spence PLC and Another Vs Land Reform Commission and Others Hon. S.U.B. Karalliyadde, J. Issuance of notices on Respondents, reliefs not specifically pleaded, laches, alternative remedy. The Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka.
2024-Jan-19 CA/HCC/ 0172-173/2022 Hangamuwa Nekethige Duminda and other Vs The Hon. Attorney General Hon. P. Kumararatnam, J. Sudden Fight. • Sudden Provocation. • Cumulative Provocation. The Penal Code
2024-Jan-18 CA/LTA/0005/23 Ahamed Jaleel Farmila Begum Vs. Mohamed Ameen Mohamed Naseemand M. T. Mohammed Laffar J. Maintenance - Quazi Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act of No.13 of 1951.
2024-Jan-18 CA (PHC) APN 111/2017 The Hon. Attorney General Vs HettiarachchigeChandrawathi Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J Revisionary Jurisdiction –Due Procedure - Questions of mixed law and fact- dying declaration - murder - burn injuries Attendant Circumstances – Beyond reasonable doubt The Constitution Article 138 Judicature Act No. 2 of 1978 Section 15 Penal Code Section 296 Evidence Ordinance
2024-Jan-18 CA (PHC) APN 111/2017 The Hon. Attorney General Vs Hettiarachchige Chandrawathi Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J Revisionary Jurisdiction –Due Procedure - Questions of mixed law and fact- dying declaration - murder - burn injuries Attendant Circumstances – Beyond reasonable doubt The Constitution Article 138 Judicature Act No. 2 of 1978 Section 15 Penal Code Section 296 Evidence Ordinance
2024-Jan-18 CA-Writ-451/2020 Karunakalage Sanumi Tarinya De Silva Vs Prof. G.L. Peiris, Hon. Minister of Education and Others Hon. S.U.B. Karalliyadde, J. Preliminary objections, maintainability of the Writ Application, G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination, District Merit Quota basis. The Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka.
2024-Jan-18 CA/RII/03/2017 Vaithyalingam Rajarajeswari, Vs Sathasivam Pushparajah and other Hon. D.N. Samarakoon
2024-Jan-17 CA-Writ-467/2021 Dr. S.W.M.N.P. Karunarathna Vs Rajarata University of Sri Lanka and Others Hon. S.U.B. Karalliyadde, J. Marks awarded at an interview, academic issues are outside the Writ jurisdiction The Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka
2024-Jan-17 CA/LTA/0001/2020 Fathima Hasna Vs Mohamed Yoosuf Ali Akram Hon. M. T. Mohammed Laffar J. maintenance – futility- quazi Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act of No.13 of 1951.
2024-Jan-17 CA/WRIT/139/2021 Ajith Siyambalapitiya and another Vs Hon. Minister of Sports and Others. Hon. Sobhitha Rajakaruna J. Sri Lanka Cricket, Rules, Suspension of Rules, laches, acquiescence, statutory flavour, giving due effect to the provisions of the statute Sports Law No.25 of 1973
2024-Jan-17 CA/HCC/0368-372/18 Pothuwila Kankanamlage Dulip Prabath alias Chaminda Vs. The Attorney General Hon. P. Kumararatnam, J. • Section 53 of the Penal Code. • Dock Statement. • Fair Trial. • Unlawful Assembly. • Motive. The Penal Code
2024-Jan-17 CA/PHC/0038/2017 Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Nelson Vs Officer in Charge, Police Station, Tangalle and other Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J Revisionary Jurisdiction – Confiscation of the vehicle–Illegal transportation of timber without a valid permit - Show Cause - Necessary Instructions - Cross-Examination – Contradictions in the evidence - Reasonable Steps –Objections - Maintainability of the charge - Exceptional Circumstances - Due Precautions – Balance of probability- Knowledge The Constitution Article 154P Forest Act Section 40 read with Section 25(2) Judicature Act Section 48
2024-Jan-17 CA/HCC/0161/18 Ranjith Wijesuriyage Pradeep Janaka Kumara Vs Hon. Attorney General Hon. Menaka Wijesundera J. Identification of the Appellant Penal Code
2024-Jan-16 CA/HCC/0282/2017 Vithana Weerasinghe ArachchilageLalith Premakumara and other Vs The Hon.Attorney General Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J. Abduction – Gang Rape - Omissions and contradictions – Photographic Memory – Corroboration – Circumstantial Evidence–Cross-Examination - Cogent and trustworthy evidence Penal CodeSection357 read with Section 32 Penal Code amended by Penal Code (Amendment) Act No. 22 of 1995Section364(2) Code of Criminal Procedure Act Section420
2024-Jan-16 CA/WRT/178/20 Dandeni Mudiyanselage Sisira Perera Vs Manjari C. Chandradasa, Divisional Secretary – Mahawilachchiya and 04 Others Hon. Wickum A. Kaluarachchi, J. Succession to property under the Land Development Ordinance. -Importance of inserting necessary particulars in a registered birth certificate in proving paternity. -Best evidence to prove paternity. -Application of the Legitimacy Act.
2024-Jan-16 CA/LTA/10/2022 Mohamed Sulthan Mohamed Malik Vs Meera Saahib Siththi Baduriva Hon. M. T. Mohammed Laffar J. Idda maintenance Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act of No.13 of 1951.
2024-Jan-12 CA/HCC/0084/2022 Pathirana Wasam Don Priyantha alias Sandun Vs The Hon. Attorney General Hon. P. Kumararatnam, J. Test of Probability. • Inward Journey. • Defence case. The Poisons, Opium and Dangerous Drugs Ordinance as amended by Act No. 13 of 1984.
2024-Jan-12 CA/HCC/0004/21 Rohana Priyanthage Antony Kumar Vs. The Attorney General Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J. Possession and trafficking of drugs - Probability Factor – Doubtful Timeline - Time of arrest – Test of probability Poisons Opium and Dangerous Drugs Ordinance amended by Amendment Act No. 13 of 1984
2024-Jan-12 CA-WRIT-0591-21 Finco Technologies (Pvt) Ltd and Another vs. Dr. G.L.K.Ekanayake, Director General, Institute of Sports and Medicine and Others Hon. Sobhitha Rajakaruna J. 'Vendor Bias', Bid Evaluation, Product Specifications, Duty of Procurement Committee, Significant Difference in Bid Value, Technical Evaluation Committee, Procurement Committee. Procurement Manual 2006, Government Procurement Guidelines 2006
2024-Jan-11 CA/WRIT/0409/20 Shalitha Wijaya Wikrama Singhebahu and Others Vs. Mabapola Training Institute and Others Hon. S.U.B. Karalliyadde, J. Writ of Mandamus, legitimate expectation Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
2024-Jan-11 CA/ CPA/0135/2022 The Director General, Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption, Vs Hikgoda Gamage Niroshan Dhananjaya Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J.
2024-Jan-11 CA/WRIT/0431/19 Divithotawela Konara Mudiyanselage Dammika Nayanakantha Vs. National Housing Development Authority and 3 Others Hon. S.U.B. Karalliyadde, J. Public purpose, demolishing order, futile Application, exhaust all alternative remedies available. Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
2024-Jan-11 CA/HCC/0135/22 Hon. Attorney General Vs.Ranasinghe Aarachchige Dushan Suranga Hon. Menaka Wijesundera J. The improbability in the story for the prosecution. Penal Code
2024-Jan-11 CA-CPA-0133-22 The Director General, Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or CorruptionVs. Udupitiya Bandarage Roshan Indrajith Jayathilake Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J. Revisionary Jurisdiction – Solicitation and gratification of money - Preliminary Objection - Maintainability of the indictment – Commencing of an investigation - Appropriate Action - Appropriate Forum - Powers and functions of the Commission - Remedy of revision The Constitution Article 138 19th Amendment to The Constitution Article 156A 21st Amendment to The Constitution Article 156A (1) (b) Bribery Act Section 19 (b) and 19 (c) Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption Act No. 19 of 1994 Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 16, 24 The Declaration of Assets and Liabilities Law No. 1 of 1975
2024-Jan-10 WRT- 0375/21 L. D. Mithradewa and other Vs S. M. C. Gooneratne. Divisional Secretary of Thumpane and others Hon. WICKUM A. KALUARACHCHI, J. -Inquiry under Section 9 of the Land Acquisition Act regarding claims for compensation. -Referring a dispute between claimants regarding compensation to the District Court. -Unexplained Delay. -Presumption in terms of Section 114 Illustration (d) of the Evidence Ordinance. -Article 140 of the Constitution. -Sections 7,9,10,17 of Land Acquisition Act. -Section 114 Illustration (d) of the Evidence Ordinance.
2024-Jan-10 C.A./RTI/06/2023 M.F.A. Mansoor, and other Vs Right to Information Commission of Sri Lanka and others Hon. WICKUM A. KALUARACHCHI, J.
2024-Jan-10 CA/HCC/0013/23 The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Vs. Imbulpitiya Gamage Anura Alias Podi (Presently in Prison) Hon. Menaka Wijesundera J. The prosecution story being improbable. Penal Code
2024-Jan-10 CA/HCC/0100/20 Ekanayaka Mudiyanselage Gamini Bandara Vs. The Attorney General Hon. P. Kumararatnam, J. Circumstantial Evidence. Section 27 of Evidence Ordinance. Fair Trial. The Penal Code
2024-Jan-10 CA/WRIT/0093/20 Cyril Rodrigo Restaurants (Pvt.) Ltd. Cyril Rodrigo Restaurants (Pvt.) Ltd. Vs. Commissioner General of Labour and Two Others Hon. S.U.B. Karalliyadde, J. Termination of employment, Section 2(1), 5 and 6 of the Termination of Employment of Workmen (Special Provisions) Act. Termination of Employment of Workmen (Special Provisions) Act, No. 45 of 1971 (as amended), Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
2024-Jan-10 CA/HCC/0056/21 Induwadura Anusha de Silva, Vs The Hon. Attorney General Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J.
2024-Jan-10 CA/WRT/0063/21 Party names Dr. D. Wijewardena and Others v. E. M. A. J. Ekanayake and Others. Hon. Sobhitha Rajakaruna J. Key words Farmers' Organisation, Membership, Club, Association, Writ jurisdiction, Giving due effect to the provisions of the statute, livelihood is agriculture, farmer Legislation Agrarian Development Act No. 46 of 2000
2024-Jan-10 CA/HCC/0100/2020 Ekanayaka Mudiyanselage Gamini Bandara Vs The Hon. Attorney General Hon. P. Kumararatnam, J. Circumstantial Evidence. • Section 27 of Evidence Ordinance. • Fair Trial The Penal Code
2024-Jan-09 CA/WRT/0395/19 and CA/WRT/0126/20. T.R.B. Mallawarachchi v Southern Provincial Development Authority and Others Hon. M. T. Mohammed Laffar J. When the Provincial Councils are dissolved the Governor has power to take disciplinary action against the employees of the Provincial Council. Article 154C, 154F, 125 of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
2024-Jan-08 CA(PHC)APN 0168/13 Rohitha Jayasekera and others Vs The Officer-in-Charge, Police Station, Uva Paranagama. and other Hon. P. Kumararatnam, J. • Enhancement of Sentence. The Penal Code and the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
2023-Nov-13 CA/WRT/411/2023 Mr. G.C.S. Ramanayake and other Vs Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka and others Hon. N. Bandula Karunarathna J. P/CA
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