Author Archive for Judiciary

PCoI report on Easter attacks handed over to Speaker

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Presidential Secretariat has handed over the report of Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) on the Easter Sunday terror attacks to Speaker of Parliament Mahinda Yapa Abeywardene. On the directive of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the Director General (Legal) of the Presidential Secretariat, Mr. Hariguptha Rohanadheera handed over the Presidential Commission report on Easter […]

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Easter Attack PCoI report will be made public : Education Minister

Saturday, February 20th, 2021

Courtesy Ceylon Today The Minister of Education Professor G.L. Peiris states that the report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry on the Easter Sunday Attack will be publicised. He stated this at a press conference held in Colombo today (15), The Minister of Education also acknowledged that the Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has […]

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Two Trial-at-Bars to try Bond Scam suspects

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Chief Justice has appointed two Trial-at Bars for the hearing of the Bond Scam cases involving the two Treasury Bond Auctions in March 2016. The Attorney General requested for a Trial at Bar for the case on February 11, 2021, to try former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, former Governor of Central Bank […]

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AG requests for another Trial-at-Bar for third bond auction

Monday, February 15th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General has requested for another Trial-at-Bar for the trial of the Bond Scam involving the third Treasury Bond Auction of March 31, 2016. The Coordinating Officer of the Attorney General State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne stated that Attorney General Dappula de Livera made this request to the Chief Justice today (February 15). […]

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Card Ranjith calls on the ICC to investigates the Easter attacks

Friday, February 12th, 2021

by Melani Manel Perera Courtesy AsiaNews.it In case the local justice fails, the prelate wants the International Criminal Court in The Hague to intervene. The Sri Lankan government is already under UN pressure over its handling of the conflict with Tamil separatists. Victims’ families back the cardinal’s initiative. Colombo (AsiaNews) – Card Malcolm Ranjith yesterday […]

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AG requests copy of Easter attacks commission report

Friday, February 12th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General Dappula De Livera has requested for a copy of the final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate the Easter Sunday terror attacks. The Attorney General has requested for a copy of the report from the Secretary to the President in order to consider forwarding charges against […]

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AG seeks Trial-at-Bar to try Bond Scam suspects

Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Attorney General Dappula de Livera today (February 11) requested the Chief Justice to appoint a trial-at-bar to try former Minister Ravi Karunanayake, former CBSL governor Arjuna Mahendran, Perpetual Treasuries Limited owner Arjun Aloysius and 8 others over the Bond Scam involving Treasury Bond Auction of March 2016. The request came after the Criminal […]

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Presidents appoints 12 new High Court Judges

Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa today handed over letters of appointment to 12 new High Court Judges at the Presidential Secretariat. The new High Court Judges received letters of appointment were; 01- N.K.D.K.I. Nanayakkara – District Judge 02- R.L. Godawela – District Judge 03- V. Ramakamalan – District Judge 04- U.R.V.B Ranatunga – […]

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Supreme Court rejects Ranjan’s appeal

Monday, February 1st, 2021

Courtesy Ceylon Today A special appeal was filed at the Supreme Court today (01) seeking a revision of the judgment against Ranjan Ramanayake, who was sentenced to four years of rigorous imprisonment for contempt of Court. The petition filed by Attorney-at-Law Dinesh Vidanapathirana, representing Ramanayake was rejected by the Supreme Court on the ground that […]

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Presidential commission on Easter attacks hands over final report to President

Monday, February 1st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks handed over its final report to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (Feb. 01). Hearings and other procedures of the Presidential Commission officially came to a conclusion on January 27, 2021. The Commission was appointed by former President Maithripala Sirisena on […]

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Interdicted HC Judge Gihan Pilapitiya reinstated

Thursday, January 21st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Steps have been taken to reinstate the interdicted Embilipitiya High Court Judge Gihan Pilapitiya, sources say. Reportedly, the Judicial Service Commission is due to issue a letter regarding his reinstatement. While he is reinstated to his duties, Pilapitiya will still be subjected to an investigation, according to sources. Embilipitiya High Court Judge Gihan […]

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AG finds MCC Compact inconsistent with the Constitution

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General has declared the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact to be inconsistent with the Constitution of Sri Lanka. According to State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne, the Coordinating Officer of the Attorney General, the Attorney General has advised the Secretary to the President on the matter through a 20-page detailed instruction letter. The […]

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Ranjan’s parliamentary seat vacant, AG confirms

Monday, January 18th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General has declared that Ranjan Ramanayake’s seat in the parliament has fallen vacant due to his conviction and prison sentence. The Attorney General has advised the Secretary-General of the Parliament on this matter today (18), according to the Coordinating Officer of the Attorney General State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne. On January 12, […]

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Over 12,000 inmates released to reduce overcrowding at prisons

Saturday, January 16th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror A total number of 12,339 prison inmates have been released from prisons across the country since December 1, 2020 upto today, in order to reduce congestion privailing in prisons. Prison spokesman Chandana Ekanayake said accordingly, 1,100 remanded male prisoners and 26 female inmates were among the released. Moreover, 10,832 male suspects […]

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AG to drop murder case against Pillayan

Monday, January 11th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General’s Department today informed the Batticaloa High Court that it will not continue with the case against MP Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan” regarding the murder of former TNA MP Joseph Pararajasingham. Senior State Counsel Madhawa Tennakoon informed the Batticaloa High Court of this decision today (11). Six defendants including Pillayan have […]

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AG’s Dept to move to new building on Monday

Saturday, December 12th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The new building of the Attorney General’s Department in Hulftsdorp is expected to be occupied by the officials on Monday (December 14). Soft opening of the new building will be presided upon by Attorney General Dappula de Livera, his coordination officer State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne said.

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Sri Lanka aims to release at least 8,000 inmates from prisons

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana State Minister of Prison Management and Prisoners’ Rehabilitation Lohan Ratwatte emphasizing on the present congestion in prisons given the rising numbers of inmates, stated that the government is looking to reduce the number at least by 8,000.  He stated this addressing the inaugural meeting of the Ministerial Consultative Committee on Justice chaired by […]

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Why did President Gotabaya increase the number of judges?

Saturday, December 5th, 2020

By Sugeeswara Senadhira/Daily News Courtesy NewsIn.Asia The judicial cadre in both the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal had been static since 1978 Colombo, December 4: There is a popular saying that Justice delayed is justice denied” and apparently a major reason for last week’s prison riots that claimed the lives of 11 prisoners […]

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AG sends clarification note to Singapore on Arjuna Mahendran’s extradition

Friday, December 4th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Attorney General Dappula de Livera has submitted a note of clarification to Singapore today (04), regarding the request to extradite former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran. State Counsel Nishara Jayarante, the Coordination Officer of the Attorney General stated that the Secretary to the Ministry of Justice has been informed of the clarification note. […]

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AG directs IGP to take immediate steps to release prisoners on bail

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General has instructed the IGP to take immediate steps due to Covid-19 to develop an action plan and implement directions to release prisoners on bail by Monday, in order to reduce prison overcrowding. The AG’s coordinating officer State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne stated that the Attorney General had issued instructions to the […]

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President appoints new judges to Supreme Court and Appeals Court

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed Justice Arjuna Obeysekara as new the President of the Court of Appeal. Marking a new milestone in the judicial system of the country, 21 new Judges to superior courts were sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Six new Judges to the Supreme Court and 14 new Judges to […]

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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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