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Landmark Judgment Victory for Public Service

Friday, November 20th, 2020

By Kamal Mahendra Weeraratne Courtesy Ceylon Today A landmark judgment by the Court of Appeal on Thursday (19), became the hot topic of this week. That was none other than the verdict which acquitted Lalith Weeratunga, former Secretary to President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Anusha Palpita former Director-General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) from the […]

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Lawyers, other parties from curfew areas requested not to enter SC premises

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Attorneys-at-Law and other parties from curfew-imposed areas have been requested to refrain from entering the Supreme Court premises at the Superior Court Complex in Hulftsdorp. The Registrar of the Supreme Court, Pradeep Mahamutugala communicated the decision in a notice. Accordingly, the aforementioned parties have been advised not to enter the Supreme Court premises […]

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No warrant needed to arrest MP Bathiudeen, says Fort Magistrate

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Fort Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage today (13) informed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) that a court warrant is not required to arrest a person on charges under the Public Property Act. The Cour stated the above was rejecting a request by the CID to issue a warrant for the arrest of three suspects, […]

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Stalling investigations on Riyaj Bathiudeen unjustified – AG

Monday, October 12th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General met with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID)’s Deputy Inspector General (DIG) and officers today (12). This is as the Attorney General summoned the DIG in charge of the CID and its Chief Investigating Officer over the release of Riyaj Bathiudeen, brother of MP Rishad Bathiudeen, who was recently released after […]

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Stalling investigations of Riyadh Bathiudeen unjustified – AG –

Monday, October 12th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Attorney General informs Acting IGP that stalling investigations in the case of Riyadh Bathiudeen by the CID is unjustified.

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විසිවන ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධන පනත් කෙටුම්පතේ 3 වන වගන්තිය (33 ව්‍යවස්ථාව), 5 වන වගන්තිය (35 වන ව්‍යවස්ථාව), 14 වන වගන්තිය (70 වන ව්‍යවස්ථාව) 22 වගන්තිය (104උ උ ව්‍යවස්ථාව) සංශෝධනයට ජනමතවිචාරණයක් නියම කළහොත් ජනමතවිචාරණය පැවැත්විය යුත්තේ 19 යටද? 20ටද?

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

නීතිඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන (2020.10.11) ලිපිය දීර්ඝ වීම වැළැක්වීම සදහා විසිවන ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධන පනත් කෙටුම්පතේ 14 වන වගන්තිය (70 වන ව්‍යවස්ථාව) ඇසුරෙන් පමණක් විග්‍රහ කරමින් මෙම ලිපිය ලියා ඇති අතර අනෙක් ව්‍යවස්ථා 3 අදාලවත් අවස්ථානුගතව එය අදාල කරගත හැකිය. මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන ජනාධිපතිවරයා ලෙස 2015 ජනවාරි 08 තේරීපත් වීමෙන් පසු රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ අගමැතිවරයා ලෙස පත්කර […]

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Lankan Supreme Court allows basic structure of 20A to remain without a referendum

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Courtesy NewsIn.Asia But the court has said that fundamental rights petitions can be filed against the Attorney General, in respect of anything done or omitted to be done by the President in his official capacity.” Colombo, October 11 (newsin.asia): In the determination on the 20th Constitution Amendment Bill leaked to the Sunday Times, the […]

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20 මගින් 70.1 ව්‍යවස්ථාව සංශෝධනය කරන්නට යාමේදී රජයට වැරදි නීති උපදෙස් ලබා දීමෙන් 2015 සහ 2020 නීතිපතිවරු ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ තීරණවලට සහ 1988 ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ රීතිවලට ගරු කර නැද්ද?

Sunday, September 6th, 2020

නීතිඥ  අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන B.Sc(Col), PGDC(Col),  මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන ජනාධිපතිවරයා 33.2.(ඈ) අනුව්‍යවස්ථාව අනුව 2018 නොවැම්බර් මස 09 වැනි දින අංක 2096/70 දරන අතිවිශේෂ ගැසට් පත‍්‍රය මගින් පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසුරුවාහැරි අවස්ථාවේ  ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණය 2018.12.13 දින තීන්දු (Judgement) කරන ලද්දේ 70.1 ව්‍යවස්ථව අනුව වසර 4 1/2 ක් යන තෙක් පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසුරුවීමට නොහැකි බවයි. ජනාධිපතිවරයා වසර 4 1/2  කට පෙර පාර්ලිමේන්තුව […]

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AG assigns Additional Prosecutors to four High Courts

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Attorney General has assigned Additional Prosecutors to the Homagama, Kalutara, Matara and Negombo High Courts having considered the large number of cases pending in each High Court, AG’s Coordinating Officer State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne said. She said over 600 cases are pending in these courts.  

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Supreme Court rejects request to summon Easter Commission’s documents

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The Supreme Court today rejected a request to summon copies of evidence and documents summoned before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Easter attack. The Bar Association of Sri Lanka and Attorney-at-Law Moditha Ekanayake yesterday requested that the relevant transcripts be summoned to the Supreme Court for use in the case. […]

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AG has no power to decide on Premalal attending Parliament sittings: Vasu

Monday, August 31st, 2020

Ajith Siriwardana Courtesy The Daily Mirror While claiming that the Attorney General had no power to decide on Premalal Jayasekara attending Parliament sittings, Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara said today it should be decided by the Speaker and Parliament. He told a news conference that the AG can only appear in court on behalf of the plaintiff. […]

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19ය ඉවත් කිරීමට කළ යුත්තේ 19ය සංශෝධනය කිරීමද? 19යට ජනමතවිචාරණයක් පැවැත්වීමද? නිවැරදි ක්‍රියාව තෝරා නොගැනීම ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණයට අපහාසයක්ද?

Monday, August 24th, 2020

නීතිඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන (2020.08.23 දිවයින ඉරිදා සංග්‍රහයෙහි නීතිඥ කසුන් පොන්නම්පෙරුම ලියා ඇති ’19 පෙරලන් 20 වැනි සංශෝධනය එන හැටි‘ ලිපියට පිළිතුරකි.) නීතිඥ කසුන් පොන්නම්පෙරුම පසුගිය දිවයින ඉරිදා සංග්‍රහයට ලියා ඇති ’19 පෙරලන් 20 වැනි සංශෝධනය එන හැටි’ ලිපිය කියවීමේදී දිවයින පාඨකයන්‍ට අදහස් වන්නේ 19වන ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධනය ඉවත් කිරීමට 20වන ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධනය ගෙන […]

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Ali Sabry insists on establishing separate court to hear child abuse cases

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Minister of Justice, President’s Counsel Ali Sabry says the establishment of a separate court to hear cases pertaining to child abuse has been brought to the notice of the government. He made these remarks addressing an event held in Colombo. Minister Ali Sabry further insisted on eradicating crimes against children. In the meantime, […]

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Meeting with the Country Chief of UNODC and the Attorney General

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Attorney General  & Prosecutors met with United Nations Office On Drugs & Crime (UNODC) Country Chief & UN Maritime Expert on International Drug Trafficking Organized Crime & Terrorism & had effective discussions on legal issues affecting the region.

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Registrars of Courts among four most corrupt institutions

Friday, August 21st, 2020

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island A smiling Sabry holds his mother after addressing the media at the Justice Ministry (pic by Shamindra Ferdinando) Justice Minister Ali Sabry, PC, yesterday (17) said that four state institutions––the Police, Prisons, Government Analyst’s Department and the Registrars of Courts––were so corrupt that the country faced a daunting challenge to […]

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ඉස්ලාම් ආගමිකයෙකු අධිකරණ අමාත්‍යවරයා ලෙස පත් කිරීම බුද්ධාගමට ප්‍රමුඛස්ථානය පිරිනමා ඇති 9වන ව්‍යවස්ථාවට එකගද?

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

නීතිඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රජාතාන්ත්‍රික සමාජවාදී ජනරජයේ උත්තරීතර නීතිය ලෙස සැළකෙන්නේ ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවයි.  ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට ඩොමීනියන් තත්ත්වය ප්‍රදානය කිරීමත් සමඟ ඊට අවශ්‍ය ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා පද්ධතියක් ද ‘පරිත්‍යාග කිරීමට’ බ්‍රිතාන්‍ය පාලකයෝ ත්‍යාගශීලී වූයේ ඇයිද? යන්න විසදීමට කාලයක් ගතවීම මෙරට ජනතාවට බ්‍රිතාන්‍යයන්ම ලබාදුන් අධ්‍යාපනයේ ස්වභාවය හේතුවන්නට ඇත. එහෙත් තම අසල්වැසියා (ඉන්දියාව) අනුව යමින් එම ඩොමීනියන් […]

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අගමැති සතු බුද්ධ ශාසන අමාත්‍ය ධුූරය ජනාධිපතිවරයා විසින් දැරිය යුතු බවට පෙත්සමක්

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

අගමැති සතු බුද්ධ ශාසන අමාත්‍ය ධුූරය ජනාධිපතිවරයා විසින් දැරිය යුතු බවට පෙත්සමක්”

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Tensed situation at the Presidential Commission inquiring into Political Revenge and victimization (Video)

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News A tensed situation was witnessed today at the Presidential Commission Inquiring into political revenge and victimization. This was regarding an interview given by former Solicitor General Suhada Gamlath to a weekend newspaper regarding the legal status of the M V Mahanuwara vessel of Avant Garde. Former Senior Additional Solicitor General Wasantha Navaratne […]

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PHIs to control Covid-19 during elections contrary to law – Attorney General

Saturday, July 25th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The Attorney General has informed the Health Ministry Secretary that the draft circular instructions for Public Health Inspectors to control the Covid-19 during elections are contrary to the law, says the AG’s coordinating officer. According to the AG, powers of the PHIs to enter premises of meetings, polling stations, to detain and […]

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Attorney General calls for comprehensive probes into demolition of historic building

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Attorney General Dappula de Livera has advised the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) to carry out further comprehensive investigations into the demolition of the 13-century building in Kurunegala. The Coordinating Officer of the Attorney General, State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne said this instruction was given after consultation with the Police and the Director […]

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Rishad ordered to appear before CID

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Fort Magistrate has ordered former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen to appear before the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at 9.00 am on the 27th of July. The All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) leader will be recording a statement on Easter Sunday terror attacks in 2019. According to reports, he had been issued notices on two […]

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Appeals Court rejects petition seeking Karuna Amman’s arrest

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Court of Appeal today rejected the petition filed seeking the arrest of former deputy minister Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman, over his recent controversial statement on the killing of Sri Lankan army soldiers. The decision was delivered by a judge bench comprising President of Court of Appeal Justice A.H.M.D Nawaz and Sobitha […]

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President immune to judicial process – AG

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Lakmal Sooriyagoda Courtesy The Daily News President’s Counsel Romesh de Silva appearing for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa informed Court of Appeal that summons issued by Jaffna Magistrate’s Court requiring President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to appear before Jaffna Magistrate’s Court as a witness in connection with the Habeas Corpus inquiry into the disappearance of two human rights activists […]

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AG returns 38 more ‘incomplete’ investigation files on Easter attack suspects

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General Dappula De Livera has returned another 38 ‘incomplete’ investigation files on suspects arrested in connection with the Easter Sunday terror attacks, to the Acting IGP C. D. Wickramaratne. On June 26, the Attorney General had returned 40 incomplete investigations files, pertaining to the suspects arrested in relation to the Easter […]

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AG’s Dept. says will raise preliminary objections

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Attorney General’s Department yesterday informed Supreme Court that it would raise preliminary objections against the Fundamental Rights petition filed seeking an order to immediately arrest Former LTTE commander and armed group leader Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias ‘Karuna Amman’ over a controversial statement he made recently. Senior Deputy Solicitor General Haripriya Jayasundara appearing […]

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AG approves health guidelines for general election

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General has approved the health guidelines for the upcoming 2020 General Election forwarded by the Ministry of Health.  The Ministry of Health had prepared the set of guidelines last month and they were sent to the Attorney General for approval. The gazette notification on the health guidelines pertaining to the general […]

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AG returns incomplete investigation files on Easter attack suspects to Acting IGP

Friday, June 26th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Attorney General Dappula de Livera has returned 40 incomplete investigations files, pertaining to the suspects arrested in connection with the Easter Sunday terror attacks, to the Acting Inspector General of Police. The Coordinating Officer of the Attorney General said the Acting IGP was also instructed to conclude the investigations properly.

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AG informs PCoI that process cannot be issued on his officers

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General has informed the Presidential Commission of Inquiry on political victimization that the process cannot be issued on his officers in terms of Section 16 of the Act.

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Should the translations of judgments and documents which are submitted in English language to the District Court be rendered in Sinhala language? Order to be refixed on July 15th…!

Saturday, June 20th, 2020

Media Unit, Dr Thilaka Padma Subasinghe Memorial Law Education Programme, A preliminary objection has been taken under Section 39 of the Judicature Act that a rent case filed in the District Court of Colombo has no jurisdiction for the case to proceed. The inquiry regarding the preliminary objection was held by way of written submissions […]

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දිසා අධිකරණයට ඉංග්‍රීසි භාෂාවෙන් ඉදිරිපත් කරන නඩු තීන්දු, ලේඛනවල පරිවර්තන සිංහල භාෂාවෙන් ලබා දිය යුතුද? නියෝගය ජූලි 15ට කල් යයි….!

Saturday, June 20th, 2020

මාධ්‍ය අංශය, වෛද්‍ය තිලක පද්මා සුබසිංහ අනුස්මරණ නීති අධ්‍යයන වැඩසටහන, දිසා අධිකරණයට ඉංග්‍රීසි භාෂාවෙන් ඉදිරිපත් කරන නඩු තීන්දු සහ ලේඛනවල පරිවර්තන සිංහල භාෂාවෙන් ලබා දිය යුතුද? නියෝගය ජූලි 15 ට කල් යයි…! කොළඹ දිසා අධිකරණයේ පවරා ඇති ගෙවල් කුලී නඩුවක එම නඩුව පවත්වාගෙන යාමට අධිකරණ බලය නොමැති බවට අධිකරණ සංවිධාන පනතේ 39වන වගන්තිය යටතේ මූලික […]

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