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Judgments 2023 – August

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2023-Sep-28 CA (PHC) 49/2018 Yattowita Withanage Niranjan Dilshan Hemapala Vs Officer in Charge, Miscellaneous Division and others - Hon. Prasantha De Silva J.
2023-Sep-01 C.A/ RII/21/2022 National Savings Bank Vs HNB FINANCE PLC and others - Hon. D. N. Samarakoon J
2023-Aug-31 CA/WRT-17-20 Ranasinghe Arachchige Nimal Ranasinghe Vs R.M.C.M. Herath Commissioner of Lands and Development and others - Hon. MOHAMMED LAFFAR, J
2023-Aug-31 CA/Writ/02/2019 Horana Plantations PLC, Vs Disna Jayasinhe, Divisional Secretary, Divisional Secretariat Office, Madurawala And others - Hon. M. Sampath K. B. Wijeratne J
2023-Aug-31 CA/WRT-17-20 Ranasinghe Arachchige Nimal Ranasinghe Vs R.M.C.M. Herath Commissioner of Lands and Development and others - Hon. MOHAMMED LAFFAR, J.
2023-Aug-31 CA/Writ/02/2019 Horana Plantations PLC Vs Disna Jayasinhe, Divisional Secretary and others M. Sampath K. B. Wijeratne J.
2023-Aug-31 CA-HCC-13/21 Ajith Priyantha Weerathunga, Vs Hon. Attorney General - Hon. Sasi Mahendran, J.
2023-Aug-31 CA-HCC-13/21 Ajith Priyantha Weerathunga, Vs Hon. Attorney General - Hon. Sasi Mahendran, J
2023-Aug-31 CA CPA152/2022 Shyama Udayangani Malwatta Vs Softlogic Finance PLC and other Hon.Prasantha De Silva J Revisionary Jurisdiction– Jurisdiction of the Court of Appeal – Purposive interpretation – Literal Interpretation – Parallel jurisdiction - appeal lie directly to the Supreme Court - Transfer of jurisdiction on civil appellate matters – judicial precedence
2023-Aug-31 CA (PHC) APN/0097/22 B.M.Lalitha Sadaseeli Perera Vs Hon. The Attorney General - Hon. P.Kumararatnam,J
2023-Aug-29 CA Writ Application No. 199/2021 D.J. Dayananda Vs D.L.K. Priyawansa and others Hon.S.U.B. Karalliyadde, J Issuance of a Grant to State Land, Succession, Cancellation of the Grant, Issuance of the Permit to State Land, Determinative decision
2023-Aug-29 CA-HCC-165-08 George Vanniyasingam Kanalendran alias Kamal Vs Hon. Attorney General - Hon. Sasi Mahendran, J.
2023-Aug-29 CA/WRIT/508/2021 Vithanage Vajira Kelum Perera Vs Sudarshana Gunawardena, Chairman, Independent Television Network and others - Hon. Sobhitha Rajakaruna J. Non-compete clause, disciplinary order, formal disciplinary inquiry, writ jurisdiction over a contract of employment, statutory flavour, bias, defects of the charge sheet Industrial Disputes Act No. 43 of 1950 Establishments Code
2023-Aug-29 CA-HCC-159/19 Mohammed Thaha Nurul Sifaya Vs Hon. Attorney General - Hon. Sasi Mahendran, J
2023-Aug-29 CA(PHC) 94/2018 Walakada Muhandiramlage Lionel Dharmasiri Vs Nishshanka Ralalage Nalini Hon.Prasantha De Silva J Revisionary Jurisdiction - Extraordinary remedy- Exceptional Circumstances-Shock the Conscience–Breach of peace
2023-Aug-29 CA PHC 128/10 Palasundaram Vasuni and other Vs Maheswaran Ramaniyamma and other Hon.Prasantha De Silva J Revisionary Jurisdiction–possession – dispossession – failure to file affidavits – failure to file written submissions – multiple complaints.
2023-Aug-29 C.A.TRF/ 0012/2023 Jeyaratnam Sri Ranga Vs Hon. Attorney General and others - Hon. Justice M.A.R. Marikar
2023-Aug-28 CA/Rev/1/23 Abdul Majeed Mohamad Fairoos Vs Ismalebbe Naleema - Hon. M. T. MOHAMMED LAFFAR, J
2023-Aug-28 CA/WRIT/190/2021 W. K. Chandrika Sarojani De Silva Vs Principal, Kingswood College and others Hon.S.U.B. Karalliyadde, J School admission to Grade 1, Filling vacancies according to the religion and other categories, Filing the originals or duly certified copies in the form of exhibits with the petition and affidavit
2023-Aug-28 CA-Writ-0189-21 R.M.S.Malkanthi On behalf of Haveela Seneshan (Minor) Vs Principal, Kingswood College, Kandy and 5 others S.U.B. Karalliyadde, J. School admission to Grade 1, Filling vacancies according to the religion and other categories, Filing the originals or duly certified copies in the form of exhibits with the petition and affidavit Schools and Training Schools (Special Provisions) Act, No. 5 of 1960 and Assisted Schools and Training Schools (Supplementary Provisions) Act, No. 08 of 1961, Circular No. 29/2019 and the directions issued by the Ministry of Education on 26.05.2020, The Court of Appeal (Appellate Procedure) Rules, 1990
2023-Aug-28 CA/WRT/299/2021 Commander M. S. D. Perera Vs Commander of Sri Lanka Navy and others - Hon. M. T. MOHAMMED LAFFAR, J
2023-Aug-28 CA-HCC -181/16 Mohamed Careem Vs The Hon. Attorney General - Hon. Sasi Mahendran, J.
2023-Aug-10 CA/WRT/158/22 Original Apparel (Private) Limited Vs Commissioner General of Labour Labour Secretariat and other - Hon. Dhammika Ganepola, J
2023-Aug-10 CA-HCC-05-20 Rathnayake Mudiyanselage Muthubanda Vs Hon. Attorney General - Hon. Sasi Mahendran, J
2023-Aug-10 CA (PHC) APN 0029/23 Walhenage Hansi Madushani Vs Hon. The Attorney General - Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J
2023-Aug-10 CA-WRT- 422-19 Badurdeen Mohammed Rasheed Vs R. M. R. S. Thilakarathne, Divisional Secretary of Buttala and Eight Others - Hon. Wickum A. Kaluarachchi, J Locus standi. - A petitioner who acquired an interest from activities done contrary to law are not entitled for standing. - No prescriptive title could be acquired to state land alienated on a permit under Land Development Ordinance. - Legitimate expectations. - Violators of Law are not entitled to legitimate expectations
2023-Aug-10 CA/WRT/0129/2021 Kattadige Siripala and others Vs Commissioner of Land Title Settlement and other - Hon. M. T. MOHAMMED LAFFAR, J
2023-Aug-10 CA (PHC) APN 52/2017 Gammadda Widanalage Nilantha Rohana Abewardhana Vs Pannila Mohottilage Jayathilaka - Hon.Prasantha De Silva J
2023-Aug-10 CA (Writ) 0804/2008 Dr. K.K.N.C. Premaratne Vs The University of Colombo, and others - Hon. S.U.B. Karalliyadde, J
2023-Aug-10 CA (Writ) 0804/2008 Dr. K.K.N.C. Premaratne Vs The University of Colombo and others Hon.S.U.B. Karalliyadde, J
2023-Aug-09 CA/HCC/119/2020 Milinda Stanley Laos Silva Vs Hon. Attorney General - Hon.Sasi Mahendran, J
2023-Aug-09 CA(PHC) APN 24/2016 Adikari Arachchilage Nimal Chandrasiri VS Meththasinghe Arachige Samantha Hon.Sampath B. Abayakoon, J
2023-Aug-09 CA/HCC 63/19 Sandaradurayalage Siripala Vs Hon. Attorney General Hon.Sasi Mahendran, J
2023-Aug-08 C.A. Case No.WRT-286/20 A. T. Muditha Sahandani Vs University Grants Commission and others Hon.WICKUM A. KALUARACHCHI, J Powers, duties and functions of the University Services Appeals Board. -Proper procedure to be followed in the recruitment process of government officials. -Legitimate expectations. -Illegality. -Irrationality.
2023-Aug-08 CA (PHC) No: 138/2016 Wijamunige Charlis and others Vs Weerappulige Ashoka Weerasinghe Hon.Prasantha De Silva, J
2023-Aug-08 CA TAX No. 11/2013 The Wheel Works (Pvt) Ltd Vs Commissioner General of Inland Revenue Hon.D.N. Samarakoon, J
2023-Aug-08 CA/HCC/ 0400/2017 Wickrama Arachchilage Dhammika Karunaratna Vs Hon. The Attorney General P. Kumararatnam, J. • Circumstantial Evidence. • Medical Evidence. • Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus. Penal Code
2023-Aug-08 HCC - 0019 - 0024 / 2017 Rajamantri Patabandige Somaratne and others Vs The Attorney General Hon.MENAKA WIJESUNDERA J
2023-Aug-08 CA/HCC/01/2020 Muniyandi Upul Chaminda Vs Hon. Attorney General - Hon. Sasi Mahendran, J
2023-Aug-08 CA/WRIT/592/2021 Wellalage Don WijedasaJayatilake Vs Hon. Susil Premajayantha, Minister of Education and others - Hon. Sobhitha Rajakaruna J. (Acting P/CA)
2023-Aug-07 CA (PHC) APN 36/22 Wanniarachchige Chandrarathne Vs Hon. The Attorney General, - Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J.
2023-Aug-07 CA (PHC) - 27/2016 Pelithanthrige Ranjith Pushpakumara and other Vs Sisira Senanayake and other - Hon.Prasantha De Silva J
2023-Aug-07 CA/WRIT/137/2022 Nagananda Kodithuwakku Vs Chandana Sooriyabandara, Director General, Department of Wildlife Conservation and others - Hon. Sobhitha Rajakaruna J
2023-Aug-04 CA (Writ) Application No: 524/2021 Christina Packaging and Accessory (Private) Limited and others Vs Major General G. V. Ravipriya (Retd.) and others - Hon.Dhammika Ganepola, J
2023-Aug-04 CA(PHC) 0011/2019 Narayana Mudiyanselage Rathnayake and others Vs Officer-in-Charge, Police Station, Kubukgate and other - Hon. P. Kumararatnam, J • Evidentiary Value. • Confiscation. Under the Forest Ordinance
2023-Aug-03 CA (PHC) 258/2017 Jen Seling and others Vs Lakamuwage Lalitha Padmini Hon. Prasantha De Silva J Revisionary jurisdiction – State land – Access road – Right of way
2023-Aug-03 C.A. Writ/0265/2023 R.S.W. Godage, Quarters No:HO/GR/02/04, Coconut Research Institute Vs Coconut Research Board, Bandirippuwa Estate, Lunuwila and others - Hon. M. Ashan R. Marikar, J
2023-Aug-03 CA/HCC/255/17 Gunapolasingam Benet Jerome Vs Hon. The Attorney General - Hon. Sasi Mahendran, J
2023-Aug-02 CA/WRIT/90/2021 and CA/WRIT/101/2021 Nigamuni Piyuji Rasanja Mendis Vs University of Kelaniya and others - Hon. Sobhitha Rajakaruna J
2023-Aug-02 CA(PHC) 143/2017 Ranbandarage Hasitha Sulocha na Priyarathne, Vs Officer in Charge, Police station, Eheliyagoda and other - Hon, Sampath B. Abayakoon, J Transporting timber without a valid permit - Confiscation of the vehicle - Show sufficient cause - Discrepancies in the evidence -Technical defects in the charge -Locus Standi- Stare Decisis - Sufficient exceptional grounds Forest Ordinanceamended by Forest (Amendment) Act No-65 of 2009section 40 Forest Regulationsregulation 25 read with regulation 9(1) Extraordinary Government Gazette No-68/14 dated 26-12-1979 and No-429/08 dated 26-11-1986
2023-Aug-02 CA (PHC) 14/2021 N.O.H. Hotel (Private) Limited, "Amangalla Vs The Galle Municipal Council and others - Hon. Prasantha De Silva J
2023-Aug-02 CA (PHC) 115/2016 W.A.D. Shantha Upul Kumara Vs Commissioner of Cooperative and others Hon.Prasantha De Silva J
2023-Aug-02 DCF – 314/2000 (f) S. K. Podimappuhamy, Morathota and other Vs Hidellana Janasiri Seneviratne - Hon.Prasantha De Silva J
2023-Aug-02 CA/HCC/73/2019 Heenage Gunathilake Vs The Hon. Attorney General, - Hon. Sasi Mahendran, J