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Judgments 2023 – November

Date of Judgment Case No. Parties Judgment by Keywords (Laws, Provisions & terms) Legislation Download
2024-Jan-24 CA/WRIT/0484/2022 Prof. Mohamed Hussain Rezvi Sheriff and other Vs Dr. G. Wijesuiya, Deputy Director (Medical Services), Ministry of Health, "Suwasiripaya and others Hon. N. Bandula Karunarathna J. P/CA
2023-Dec-14 CA HCC-145-148/2015 Renuka Damayanthi Kalukeerthi, Vs Hon. Attorney General, Hon. R. Gurusinghe, J.
2023-Nov-30 RII-04-2020 Basnayake Mudiyanselage Ranasinghe Bandara Vs Warusa Hennedige Gamini De Silva Hon. D.N. Samarakoon, J. Unauthorised Premises - Statutory Tenancy - District Judge not allowing fresh evidence that premises was authorised - Restitutio in Integrum - the demise or destruction of the building alone does not determine the tenancy.
2023-Nov-30 Tax-0019-13 ACL Metals and Alloys (Pvt) Ltd. Vs Commissioner General of Inland Revenue Hon. D.N. Samarakoon, J. Notice of Assessment - whether within time - Year on Year applicability of Act No. 10 of 2006 - Communication of reasons for rejection by the Assessor - industrial tool manufacturing and machine tool manufacturing.
2023-Nov-30 CA/HCC/ 0250/2016 Dicwella Vidanage Jagath Jayantha Vs The Attorney General P. Kumararatnam, J. • Fair Trial. • Contradictions. • Corroboration. • Sudden Fight. The Penal Code
2023-Nov-30 TAX-0016-16 ACL Metals and Alloys (Pvt) Ltd Vs Commissioner General of Inland Revenue, Hon. D.N. Samarakoon, J. Notice of Assessment - whether within time - Year on Year applicability of Act No. 10 of 2006 - Communication of reasons for rejection by the Assessor - industrial tool manufacturing and machine tool manufacturing.
2023-Nov-30 CA/RII/02/2020 Podimarakkalage Tecla Dorine Perera and others Vs Kuruppu Arachchige Dona Jayawathie and others D.N. Samarakoon, J Finality of the Interlocutory Decree under section 48 of Partition Law No. 21 of 1977 - the District Court under section 48(4)(a)(iv) and (d) may grant special leave as provided, but cannot embark upon a full trial - special leave is given in 48(4)(d) for pleadings and any further pleadings "which are relevant to the claim set up in the petition only" - Decentralization of Civil Appellate jurisdiction has not affected the power of restitutio in integrum under Article 138 of the Constitution.
2023-Nov-30 CA-HCC-133-20 The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Vs Henda Hewage Anura Ishantha Menaka Wijesundera, J. Theory of Causation Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code, Evidence Ordinance
2023-Nov-29 HCC/0369-370/17 The Hon. Attorney General Vs Walawadurage Asanka Alis Kovilaya and others Hon. Menaka Wijesundera,J Unlawful Assembly, Beyond Reasonable Doubt Penal Code
2023-Nov-29 CA/WRIT/494/23 Rev. Urulewatte Dhammakiththi Thero Vs Commissioner of Buddhist Affairs, Department of Buddhist Affairs and others Hon.Mayadunne Corea J
2023-Nov-29 CA-WRT-133-21 Sadew Wirajitha Akmeemana and others Vs. Prof. K. Kapila C. K. Perera and others Hon. M. T. MOHAMMED LAFFAR, J.
2023-Nov-29 CA/WRT/564/23 C. G. V. Anthony & Sons (PVT) Ltd Vs B. K. Prabath Chandrakeerthi and 05 others Hon. Wickum A. Kaluarachchi, J. -Payment of gratuity. -Whether the Magistrate performs a mere Ministerial Function in the recovery process of gratuity. -What is a Ministerial Function. -Ministerial Functions are not amenable to Writ jurisdiction. -Availability of effective alternative remedy. -Unexplained delay. -Certificate of the Commissioner of Labour on payment of gratuity is only prima facie evidence -Article 140 of the Constitution. -Section 13 of the Payment of Gratuity Act. -Section 8 (1), 8 (2) of the Payment of Gratuity Act.
2023-Nov-29 CA-WRIT-0674-23 Shaisha Solar Habarana (Private) Limited Vs. Ceylon Electricity Board and others hon. M. Ahsan R. Marikar, J.
2023-Nov-29 CA/Writ/0673/2023 Suncor Solarcity (Private) Limited Vs Ceylon Electricity Board and others Hon. M. Ahsan R. Marikar, J.(CA)
2023-Nov-29 CA (Writ) 0300/2020 Panamure Maithree Murthi Thero and seven others Vs Rev. Niyangoda Samiddhi Mangala Thero and two others Hon.S.U.B. Karalliyadde, J. Buddhist Temporalities Ordinance Section 41(3), registration of Upasampada Bhikku, Commissioner General of Buddhist Affairs Buddhist Temporalities Ordinance, No.19 of 1931 as amended by the Act No. 42 of 1981, Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
2023-Nov-28 CA/WRT/523/23 Lanka Milk Foods (CWE) PLC Vs B. K. Prabath Chandrakeerthi and 02 Others Wickum A. Kaluarachchi, J. Effect of a typographical error in the Affidavit to its validity. -Laches. -Ultra Vires. -Illegality. -Rules of Natural Justice. -Fair and Proper Inquiry. -Whether matters related to gratuity and wages could be decided in one inquiry before the Commissioner of Labour.
2023-Nov-28 HCC-301-309/2009 Mohammed RisakHushenImthiyas and 11 others. Vs Hon. Attorney General, Hon.Sasi Mahendran, J. Possession and Trafficking of Drugs, Heroin, Knowledge, requisite mens rea, Probability, Joint Possession. Judgement of Lord Wilberforce in Warner v. Metropolitan Police Commissioner (1968) 52 Criminal Appeal Report 373 Section 54A(d) and 54A(b) of the Poisons, Opium and Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, as amended by Act No. 13 of 1984.
2023-Nov-28 HCC/109 111/2011 1. Gamini Saman Liyanage And others Vs Hon. Attorney General, Hon.MENAKA WIJESUNDERA J. Conspiracy m Murder, Rape and trial judges summing up to the jury
2023-Nov-24 CA/HCC/ 0155/2022 Tikirage Mahinda Rajapaksha Vs The Hon. Attorney General Hon.P. Kumararatnam, J
2023-Nov-24 CA/HCC/ 0260/2017 Dona Mudiyanselage Dona Nilanthi Niroshini Vs The Hon. Attorney General P. Kumararatnam, J.
2023-Nov-24 CA/WRIT/0067/23 Thavarasa Kalai Arasan Vs. Dinesh Gunawardena and Others. Hon. N. Bandula Karunarathna J. (P/CA)
2023-Nov-23 CA/HCC/251/2020 Shyaman Kithsiri Hemakkodi Vs Hon. Attorney General Hon.MENAKA WIJESUNDERA J
2023-Nov-23 CA/BAL/127/23 Denepitiya Widanalage Dona Pavani Udeshika Vs The Officer in Charge and others Hon.Sampath B. Abayakoon, J
2023-Nov-23 CA/WRIT/160/2022 Thalayarathne Mudalige Jagath Wickramasekara vs State Mortgage and Investment Bank & others Hon. Sobhitha Rajakaruna J. Disciplinary Authority, Disciplinary Inquiry, Natural Justice, Retirement, Contract of Employment
2023-Nov-23 CA/WRT/0555/2019 Upali Newspapers (Private) Limited Vs Dinesh Gunawardana Hon.MOHAMMED LAFFAR, J
2023-Nov-23 CA/WRIT/160/2022 Thalayarathne Mudalige Jagath Wickramasekara v. State Mortgage and Investment Bank and Others. Sobhitha Rajakaruna J. Disciplinary Authority, Disciplinary Inquiry, Natural Justice, Retirement, Contract of Employment Minutes on Pensions Establishments Code
2023-Nov-22 CA/HCC/171/2020 Ishwara Wellappili Arachchilage Neil Wasantha Vs Hon. Attorney General MENAKA WIJESUNDERA J.
2023-Nov-22 CA/HCC/ 0260/2017 Dona Mudiyanselage Dona Nilanthi Niroshini Vs The Hon. Attorney General Hon.P. Kumararatnam, J • Consistency, spontaneity, and probability. • Nexus of productions.
2023-Nov-21 CA/WRIT/20/2021 G.Sumith J. de Silva and others Vs Land Reform Commission and others Hon.Sobhitha Rajakaruna J Land Reform Commission, Statutory Declaration, Representations, Legitimate Expectations
2023-Nov-20 C.A. Case No. WRT - 0250/22 Palitha Hemaratne Kankanamge and others Vs Urban Development Authority and others Hon.WICKUM A. KALUARACHCHI, J Reasonableness. -Legitimate Expectations. -Rules of Natural Justice. -Procedure under State Lands (Recovery of Possession) Act to recover vacant possession of a state land. -Forming of opinion by a competent authority. -Meaning of the “Competent Authority”. -Approval of the Minister to issue quit notices. -Legality of the wordings of the Minister’s approval in ejecting occupants.
2023-Nov-20 CA/HCC/0202/17 Maji Senadheera Vs The Attorney General Hon.Sampath B. Abayakoon, J. The offence of Procuration – Prostitute – Interpretation of Statutes - Ordinary Meaning– Technical Meaning -Degree of proof – Evidentiary Burden
2023-Nov-17 CA/HCC/310-318/2019 Mohamed Najimudin Mohamed Shiyam and others Mohamed Najimudin Mohamed Shiyams Vs Hon.N. Bandula Karunarathna J. P/CA
2023-Nov-16 CA(PHC) 97/2019 Herath Mudiyanselage Karunarathna Vs Officer in Charge, Police Station of Aralaganwila and other Hon.Sampath B.Abayakoon, J Revisionary Jurisdiction - Protest – Prevention Order - Public Nuisance - Prohibition Order - Alternative Remedy – Delay in coming to Court Code of Criminal Procedure Act Section 106
2023-Nov-15 CA/HCC/0071/17 Widulath Arachchilage Sarath Podi Bandare Vs. The Hon. Attorney General Hon. N. Bandula Karunarathna J. (P/CA)
2023-Nov-15 CA/HCC/ 287/2017 Meegasdeniya Kankanamlage Jayadasa Vs The Hon. Attorney General Hon. N. Bandula Karunarathna J. (P/CA)
2023-Nov-15 CA/HCC/ 209-211/2016 Udhumalebbai Semilathumma alias Aysha Umma and others Vs The Hon. Attorney General Hon. N. Bandula Karunarathna J. (P /CA)
2023-Nov-15 CA/WRT/0027/2020 Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Luxman Dissanayake, Vs Lionel Gunasiri Bandara Jayasinghe, Hon.MOHAMMED LAFFAR, J.
2023-Nov-14 CA/WRIT/474/2021 M.A.D.A.K. Mallikarachchi Vs Dr.P.V.N.P. Amarasinghe Director, Medical Research Institute and Others. Sobhitha Rajakaruna J. release from public service, procedural rules of PSC, Establishment Code, expectation, vacation of post, disciplinary proceedings, charge sheet, lack of promptitude Constitution, Establishments Code, Procedural Rules of the Public Service Commission
2023-Nov-14 HCC 307/2018 Akmeemana Obata Mudalige Ananda Wijesena alias Akmeemana Obada Mudalige Ananda Wijesekara Vs Director General, Commissioner to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption, B. Sasi Mahendran, J.
2023-Nov-14 C. A. (Writ) Application No. 231/2022 G. A. Nandawathie Vs A. Jagath D. Dias and others Hon.Dhammika Ganepola, J Maximum age for the recruitment of Public Servants, Administrative lapse.
2023-Nov-14 CA/WRIT/0188/23 Data Exchange International (Private) Limited others Vs. C.I. Ratnayake, Officer-in-Charge Colombo Crimes Division N. Bandula Karunarathna J. (P/CA)
2023-Nov-13 CA(PHC)APN 0119/22 Udugama Gamage Yasas Chamindha Vs The Hon. Attorney General and others P. Kumararatnam, J. Confiscation The Forest Ordinance.
2023-Nov-13 CA/HCC/ 0320/2019 Anura Liyanaarachchi Vs The Hon. Attorney General Hon.N. Bandula Karunarathna J. (P/CA)
2023-Nov-13 CA/PHC/0199/18 W. M. Keerthi Vs. Office in Charge, Police Station, Kurunegala. and others Hon. N. Bandula Karunarathna J. (P/CA)
2023-Nov-13 CA-HCC-213-20 Olua Austin Chiedozie alias Joseph Austin Emmanual Vs The Hon. Attorney General Sasi Mahendran, J.
2023-Nov-13 CA/WRIT/0411/23 Mr. G.C.S. Ramanayake and other Vs. Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka and others Hon. N. Bandula Karunarathna J. (P/CA)
2023-Nov-09 CA (PHC) 0037/2021 Lanka Caneries (PVT) LTD Vs T.D.Seneviratne Hon.P. Kumararatnam, J Private Plaint
2023-Nov-08 CA/HCC 135/18 Unga Kammanthige Sanath Silva Vs Hon. Attorney General - Hon. Sasi Mahendran, J
2023-Nov-08 CA/CPA 0004/23 Nadeeka VijithanganiAssalla, Ambepussa, Warakapola. Registered Owner Claimant-Petitioner-Petitioner Vs Officer-in-Charge, Police station, Dedigama - Hon. Sampath B Abayakoon J Revisionary Jurisdiction - Transportation of timberwithout a valid permit - Confiscation of the vehicle - Show Cause - Owner’s Knowledge - Preventive Measures - Balance of probability- Due Precautions The ConstitutionArticle 138 Forest Ordinance Section 25(a) read with Section 40(a), Section 40(1) Evidence Ordinance Section 134
2023-Nov-07 CA/WRT/0255/2019 K. P. Ranathunga Nandasena Vs P. G. Sunil Abeykon, Divisional Secretary, and others - Hon. M. T. MOHAMMED LAFFAR, J
2023-Nov-03 CA (PHC) 34/2020 Gamlath Arachchilage Amila Sudarshana Amaradasa of Ambepussa, Warakapola Vs Officer-in-Charge, Police station, Warakapola and other - Hon. Sampath B. Abayakoon, J Exceptional Circumstances. • Nature of evidence. Revisionary Jurisdiction –Transporting timber without a valid permit - Confiscation of the vehicle - Show Cause - Owner’s Knowledge - Due Precautions - Totality of evidence
2023-Nov-03 CA/WRIT/661/2023 Gamini Edirisinghe and others Vs Secretary Ministry of Education, and others - Hon.Sobhitha Rajakaruna J
2023-Nov-02 CA/WRIT/35/2023,Writ/36/2023,Writ/73/2023 Dr.N.B.D.N.B.Balalle and others Vs Chief Accountant Ministry of Justice and others - Hon.N.B.Karunarathna J. P/CA,Hon.S.Rajakaruna,J,Hon.M.Wijesundera J,Hon.D.N.Samarakoon J,Hon.NIddawala J
2023-Nov-02 CA/TAX/10/2021 The Commissioner General of Inland Revenue, Department of Inland Revenue Vs Fonterra Brands Lanka (Pvt) Ltd Hon. Iddawala – J
2023-Nov-02 CA/RTI/05/2022 Right to Information Commission and other Vs Sri Lanka Telecom PLC Hon.Neil Iddawala J
2023-Nov-02 CA/WRIT/269/2018 Weerasinghe Dissanayake Vs Divisional Secretary and other - Hon.Neil Iddawala J
2023-Nov-01 CA/HCC/23-25/2020 Wickramaarachchige Gamini Thilakasiri and others Vs Hon. Attorney General - Hon. Sasi Mahendran, J
2023-Nov-01 CA/HCC/ 0062/2021 Karalahinge Janaka Saman Kumara alias Janaka alias Hin Malli Vs The Hon. Attorney General - Hon. P. Kumararatnam, J.
2023-Nov-01 WRIT/365/2018 Geekiyanage Viyantha Vijithweera VS Urban Development Authority and others Hon.Neil Iddawala J
2023-Nov-01 CA/HCC/ 0062/2021 Karalahinge Janaka Saman Kumara alias Janaka alias Hin Malli Vs The Hon. Attorney General - Hon. P. Kumararatnam, J.