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Judgments 2023 – October

Date of Judgment Case No. Parties Judgment by Keywords (Laws, Provisions & terms) Legislation Download
2023-Oct-31 CA/WRT/434/2022 Hitihamilage Don Oshala Lakmal Anil Herath Vs Hon. Diana Gamage State Minister of Tourism, and others - Hon. N. Bandula Karunarathna J. (P/CA)
2023-Oct-31 CA/WRT/265-19 Angappuly Radage Mettananda Chandrawansha Vs Director of Plantation Management Monitoring Division, Ministry of Plantation and Five Others - Hon. Wickum A. Kaluarachchi, J
2023-Oct-30 CA(PHC)APN 0132/21 Edirisinghe Arachchige Prasanna alias Chooty Putha Vs The Hon. Attorney General - P. Kumararatnam, J Murder and Culpable Homicide. The Penal Code.
2023-Oct-30 CA/WRT/0096/2019 Mirissage Priyantha Ranjith, Vs Mr. P.B.S.C. Nonis, Director General of Customs Customs House, and others - Hon. M. T. MOHAMMED LAFFAR, J
2023-Oct-27 CA/WRT/0335/2020 Chaminda Mihindu Kulasuriya Vs Dr. Nadeera Rupasinghe Director General of Archives, Department of National Archives and others - Hon. M. T. MOHAMMED LAFFAR, J
2023-Oct-26 CA/HCC/309-310/18 Paligasinghe Manamperi Jayantha and other Vs Hon. Attorney General - Hon. Menaka Wijesundera, J
2023-Oct-26 CA/WRT/0344/2019 R. M. Rajapaksha and others Vs Sunil Hettiarachchi, Secretary, Ministry of Highways and Road Development and Petroleum Resources Development, and others - Hon. MOHAMMED LAFFAR, J
2023-Oct-26 CA/WRT/0370/2012 White Coal (Pvt) Ltd Vs The Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority - Hon. R. Gurusinghe J
2023-Oct-26 CA/WRT/172/2018 Repcon Container Depot (Private) Limited Vs N. K. L Nettikumara Project Director, Outer Circular Highway Project Phase III and others - Hon. Mayadunne Corea J
2023-Oct-26 CA HCC 189/2020 Jeyarasa Sajeevan Vs The Hon. Attorney General and other - Hon. Menaka Wijesundera J
2023-Oct-25 HCC-231-14 Muthukuda Wijesuriya Arachchige Jayantha Nishantha Wijesuriya Vs Attorney General Hon.Sasi Mahendran, J
2023-Oct-25 CA-Writ-0055-20 K.G.J.N. Deshapriya Vs Justice N.E. Dissanayake, Chairman, Administrative Appeals Tribunal and 12 others - Hon. S.U.B. Karalliyadde, J Appeal to the Administrative Appeal Tribunal, The First Schedule of offences Committed by Public Officers in the Establishments Code, Obstruction to a public officer in discharging duties, Divulge confidential information to outside parties that may harm the State Institution, Refuse to make a statement to the officer conducting the preliminary investigation, Articles 61A and 140 of the Constitution, Futile application Establishments Code, Evidence Ordinance, Inland Revenue Act No.10 of 2006, Code of Ethics issued to the officers in the Inland Revenue Department, Constitution
2023-Oct-25 HCC 207/20 Vinayagamoothy Karunakaran Vs The Hon. Attorney General Hon.Sasi Mahendran, J
2023-Oct-25 CA – WRT 387-12 Wee Tiong (S) Pvt Limited Vs Director General of Customs Sri Lanka Customs and others - Hon. R. Gurusinghe, J Writ of Mandamus and certiorari Section 119 of the Customs Ordinance
2023-Oct-25 CA-HCC-244/2010 Yaseenbawa Niyas alias Mansoor Vs The Hon. Attorney General Hon.Sasi Mahendran, J
2023-Oct-24 CA-Writ-0407-20 H. M. R. Silva and 18 Others Vs Employees’ Trust Fund Board and 12 Others - Hon. S.U.B. Karalliyadde, J Legitimate Expectation, Restructuring Salary Codes of the employees of Public Corporations, Statutory Bodies and Fully Owned Government Companies, Importation of Motor Vehicles on Concessionary Terms, Article 140 of the Constitution, Ultra Vires, Long and Unreasonable Delay Management Service Circular No. 30/2006, Trade and Investment Policy Department Circular No. 01/2016, Trade and Investment Department Circular No. 01/2018, Employees’ Trust Fund Act, No. 46 of 1980, the Constitution
2023-Oct-24 CA WRIT 507 / 2022 Rajya Seva Eksath Heda Sangamaya (Public Services United Nurses' Union) and others Vs Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena, Prime Minister and Minister of Public Administration and others - Hon. N. Bandula Karunarathna J. P/CA
2023-Oct-24 CA./Writ/381/2022 L. t. Col. Y. P. P. Kumara Vs Lt. Gen. H. L. V. M. Liyanage Commander of the Sri Lanka Army and others - Hon. Dhammika Ganepola, J
2023-Oct-24 CA WRIT 508/2022 Geethani Hemamala Kotikawatte and others Vs Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena, Prime Minister and Minister of Public Administration and others - Hon. N. Bandula Karunarathna J. P/CA
2023-Oct-24 CA (PHC) 0007/18 Palawa Watagodagedara Dhammika Geethasara Rajapaksha Vs Rambandi Katugahapihille Gedara Sujatha Kumari Rajapaksha and others - Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J Criminal Trespass - Bank Auction - Certificate of sale - Revisionary powers of appellate Courts - Extraordinary discretionary remedy - Exceptional Circumstances – Filing of an appeal against an acquittal Penal Code Section 433 read with Section 33 Code of Criminal Procedure Act No. 15 of 1979 Section 318, Section 7 read with Section 320(1) High Court of the Provinces (Special Provisions) Act No. 19 of 1990 The ConstitutionArticle 138,Article 154P(3)(b)
2023-Oct-23 CA/WRT/0579/2021 MICO Food Products (Private) Limited Vs Minister of Lands and Land Development and other Hon.MOHAMMED LAFFAR, J.
2023-Oct-23 CA/HCC/0050/22 Galwawege Piyadasa alias Dingi, Presently at Remand Prison Vs The Hon. Attorney General - Hon.Sampath B. Abayakoon, J Abduction of a minor from the lawful guardianship - Grave sexual abuse of a minor – Amendment of the indictment - Totality of Evidence – Tests of probability, consistency, and spontaneity - Withdrawal Symptom - Photographic Memory
2023-Oct-20 CA/WRIT/103/2022 Jayawardane Liyanage Karunathilaka alias Karunathilake Jayawardane and others Vs Commissioner/ Registrar of Co-operative Development – Southern Province and others - Hon. Dhammika Ganepola, J
2023-Oct-20 CA/Writ/0030/2019 K. W. A. Sarath Sanjeewa Vs Mrs. R. M. A. C. Herath, Commissioner General of Lands and others - Hon. M. Sampath K. B. Wijeratne J
2023-Oct-19 CA/WRT/0237/2020 Sunny Rohana Kodithuwakku Vs Mahinda Deshapriya, Chairman, Election Commission and others - Hon. MOHAMMED LAFFAR, J
2023-Oct-19 CA/WRIT/132/2021 Inland Revenue Assessor’s Union and Others Vs H.A. Chandana Kumarasingha Director General, Establishments Division, Ministry of Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government and Others - Hon.Sobhitha Rajakaruna J
2023-Oct-19 CA Bail 0255/2023 Abdul Badurdeen Fathima Aneesa Vs OIC The Police Station, Teldeniya and other - Hon. P. Kumararatnam, J
2023-Oct-17 CA/WRIT/253/2022 Kane Apparels (Private) Limited and others Vs People's Bank and others - Hon.Sobhitha Rajakaruna J
2023-Oct-12 CA/HCC/273/16 Ramaia Raju Alias Chuti Vs The Hon. Attorney General - Hon. Sasi Mahendran, J
2023-Oct-12 CA – WRT 383-15 International Dresses (Pvt) Ltd Vs Commissioner General of Labour - Hon. R. Gurusinghe, J
2023-Oct-12 CA (PHC) 171/22 JayasooriyaArachchige Dona Mary Josephine Calista Vs Hon. Attorney General and other - Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J
2023-Oct-12 CA/HCC/0216/2017 Mohomed Sadik Mohomed Hasan Vs The Hon. Attorney General - P. Kumararatnam, J
2023-Oct-12 CA 1252/99 (F) People's Bank. Vs Gamini Fonseka and others Hon.C. P. Kirtisinghe - J
2023-Oct-11 CA-HCC-257/2020 Pitigala Arachchige Yasantha alias ‘Manju’ Vs Hon. Attorney-General - Hon. Sasi Mahendran, J
2023-Oct-11 CA/WRT/421-20 Weerasekara Kankanam Arachchige Roshan Indika Vs D. D. K. Gamage Commissioner of Lands, and Four Others - Hon. Wickum A. Kaluarachchi, J Duty of the Government Agent or the Land Officers to give effect to the directions given by the Commissioner General of Lands. - Divisional Secretary has no authority to proceed with an action to eject the occupants under State Lands (Recovery of Possession) Act disregarding the directions of the Commissioner General of Lands.
2023-Oct-10 CA/HCC/0148/0150/2022 K. A. D. BandulaHemakumara and others Vs The Hon. Attorney General - Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J Murder – Question of the identity of the accused -Turnbull Guidelines– Attendant Circumstances - Totality of Evidence - Contradictions and omissions –Photographic Memory -
2023-Oct-10 CA-HCC-0227-18 Bope Kankanamalage Shanthi alias Eldeniye Sheela Shanthi Vs Hon. Attorney General - Hon. Menaka Wijesundera, J
2023-Oct-10 CA/WRIT/28/2021 Chandima Sudeshika Kumari Dissanayake Vs The Uva Provincial Council and Other - Hon.Sobhitha Rajakaruna J
2023-Oct-09 CA-TAX 05/2015 Suresh Francis De Silva, President, Otter Aquatic Club Vs The Commissioner-General of Inland Revenue - Hon. B. Sasi Mahendran, J
2023-Oct-06 CA Writ 413/2020 M.S.M. Fouzer Vs Major General (Retired) D.M.S. Dissanayaka Chairman Consumer Affairs Authority Hon. D.N. Samarakoon, J
2023-Oct-06 C.A./RII/07/2023 R.M.Amarasekara and others Vs R.M.Kumariham and others - Hon. Iddawala – J
2023-Oct-06 CA-HCC-0091-22 Ramasingha Vidana Pathiranage Sugath Kumara Alias Tharanga Vs Hon. Attorney General, - Hon. Menaka Wijesundera, J
2023-Oct-05 CA. HCC-0339-19 Barunupolage Nayanajith Pathmabandu Vs Hon. Attorney General, - Hon. Menaka Wijesundera, J
2023-Oct-05 CA /HCC/273 / 2018 Hallyawattage Dayananda Vs The Hon.Attorney – General - Hon. Menaka Wijesundera J
2023-Oct-04 C.A. WRT/0083/2017 R.W.H. Karunaratne Bandara and others Vs Geological Survey and Mines Bureau and others - Hon. R. Gurusinghe J
2023-Oct-04 CA/WRIT/303/2022 Free Trade Zone and General Services Employees Union (FTZGSEU) and others Vs B.K.P. Chandrakeerthi and other Hon.Sobhitha Rajakaruna J Termination of employment, ouster clause, rules of natural justice, unfettered jurisdiction of Court of Appeal
2023-Oct-03 CA/BAL/193/2023 Weerathunga Arachchige Piyasena Vs Hon. Attorney General and others - Hon. R. Gurusinghe J
2023-Oct-03 CA/BAL/97/22 Omalpage Kumuduni Ranasinghe Vs Hon. Attorney General and other - Hon. R. Gurusinghe J
2023-Oct-03 CA/BAL/95/22 Palliyage Piyadasa Vs Hon. The Attorney General and other - Hon. R. Gurusinghe J
2023-Oct-02 CA/WRT/0003/2019 Captain Palawa Gedara Kosala Pelawage Vs Lt. General H.I.V.M. Liyanage. The Commander of the Army of Sri Lanka and others - Hon. MOHAMMED LAFFAR, J
2023-Oct-02 CA/HCC/ 0067/2018 Aluthgedara Karunathilaka Rajapaksha alias Sunil Vs Hon. The Attorney General - Hon. P. Kumararatnam, J Credibility. • Medical Evidence. • Defence Evidence. • . Mitigatory Plea. Penal Code
2023-Oct-02 CA/WRT/477/21 Amah Shakkya Kariyawasam, Vs The General Sir Kotelawala Defence University and others - Hon. MOHAMMED LAFFAR, J
2023-Oct-02 CA/HCC/151-22 Warshakoon Mudiyanselage Wasantha Jagath Kumara Vs Hon.The Attorney General - Hon. Sasi Mahendran, J.