Author Archive for Judiciary

Thajudeen homicide four years after – Revision application to be taken up in January

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

Sri Lankan News A WELL PLANNED OPERATION THAT FAILED TO BEAR FRUIT THE BELLIGERENTs (1) NGO OPERATION BACKED BY CIA (2) BACKED BY LOCAL OPERATORS SIMILAR TO THE LATEST  SWISS EMBASSY SCANDAL (3) THAJUDEENS SOCIALITES WHO LASED HIS FINAL SHOTS OF POL WITH MIND BENDING DRUGS (4) YAHAPALANA GOONS ON A  PAID MISSION TO ELIMINATE […]

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Chairman of HIRU TV, sends letters of demand to Mangala and two others for recent defamatory comments made against him and his family demanding 1 Billion rupees each.

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Courtesy Hiru News Lawyers of Rayynor Silva, Chairman of HIRU TV, sends letters of demand to MP Mangala Samaraweera and two others for recent defamatory comments made against him and his family demanding 1 Billion rupees each.

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Trump pardons Army officers, restores Navy SEAL’s rank in war crimes cases

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Idrees Ali CourtesyReuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday pardoned two Army officers accused of war crimes in Afghanistan and restored the rank of a Navy SEAL platoon commander who was demoted for actions in Iraq, a move critics have said would undermine military justice and send a message that battlefield atrocities […]

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Please give me another chance” – Royal Park murder convict

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

FB Royal Park murder convict Jude Shramantha Jayamaha has appealed for a second chance saying he never intended to harm anyone and that he was ashamed for what has happened. Jayamaha was serving life in prison over the 2005 murder of Swedish national Yvonne Johnson at the Royal Park condominium. President Maithripala Sirisena last week granted a […]

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Gotabaya’s lawyers produce documents proving his renunciation of US citizenship

Monday, November 11th, 2019

by Shyam Nuwan Ganewatte Courtesy The Island November 10, 2019, 9:01 pm President’s Counsel Ali Sabri showing the documents proving that SLPP Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa had given up his US citizenship.Pic by Thushara Atapattu A panel of senior lawyers led by President’s Counsel Ali Sabri yesterday produced documents pertaining to SLPP Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s […]

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Sri Lankan President’s Media Division issues clarification on presidential pardon for Royal Park murder convict

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Granting of the presidential pardon to the Royal Park murder convict was carried out on the recommendations of a special committee of officials, civil organizations, and several distinguished members of the society stated President’s Media Division. Jude Shramantha Anthony Jayamaha, who was sentenced to death over the Royal Park murder case in 2005, […]

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Five-judge bench to consider petitions against MCC deal

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Supreme Court has appointed a five-judge bench to consider the fundamental rights petitions filed seeking for an injunction order against the signing of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Agreement with the United States. The five-judge bench appointed by the Chief Justice is to be chaired by the Supreme Court Judge Buwaneka Aluvihare. […]

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MCC ගිවිසුමට එරෙහි පෙත්සම් සලකා බැලීමට පංච පුද්ගල විනිසුරු මඩුල්ලක්

Monday, November 11th, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස් එම්.සී.සී. හෙවත් මිලේනියම් චැලෙන්ජ් කෝපරේෂන් ගිවිසුමට අත්සන් තැබීම වළක්වන නියෝගයක් නිකුත් කරන ලෙස ඉල්ලා ගොනුකර තිබූ පෙත්සම් සලකා බැලීමට අගවිනිසුරුවරයා පංච පුද්ගල විනිසුරු මඩුල්ලක් නම් කර තිබෙනවා. අදාළ පෙත්සම් ලබන 13 වැනිදා සලකා බැලීමට නියමිතයි. එම්.සී.සී. හෙවත් මිලේනියම් චැලෙන්ජ් කෝපරේෂන් ගිවිසුම සඳහා රජය අත්සන් තැබීම වළක්වන නියෝගයක් නිකුත් කරන ලෙස ඉල්ලා […]

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Lanka president pardons killer who smashed Swedish teen’s skull into 64 pieces

Sunday, November 10th, 2019

Courtesy The Hindistan Times Convicted killer Jude Jayamaha, from a wealthy, high-profile family, walked out of Welikada prison Saturday following the highly unusual amnesty granted by President Maithripala Sirisena. Sri Lanka’s president has pardoned a death-row prisoner who murdered a Swedish teenager just a week before he leaves office, officials said Sunday, in a move […]

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AG reminded to brief the court on legal action against Vijayakala’s statement

Friday, November 1st, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Colombo Magistrate’s Court today (01) reminded the Attorney General to brief the bench on legal action that would be taken against State Minister of Education Vijayakala Maheswaran over her statement concerning the now-defunct LTTE. When the case was taken up before the Colombo Magistrate this morning, the officers of the Criminal Investigation […]

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‘Ray of Hope’ may trigger a conflict of interest

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Legal Officer’s Association of the State Legal Advisor- the Attorney General’s Department, which is bound to be an impartial body, has now come under criticism for obtaining advertisements from private organisations and state institutions for a souvenir they are going to publish. A WhatsApp message that had been circulated by […]

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Lawyers who cheered inside court would face legal consequences – CA president

Friday, October 4th, 2019

Shehan Chamika Silva Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Court of Appeal today contemplated that if those who dishonoured the Court by cheering inside the court room soon after the decision on Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was declared are found to be legal professionals of the bar, they would have to face legal repercussions in due course. It was […]

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AG: Signature placed on Citizenship Certificate valid Petition against Gotabaya:

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

By Chitra Weeraratne and A.J Abeynayake Courtesy The Island Deputy Solicitor General Nerin Pulle, on behalf of Attorney General Dappula de Livera, yesterday, informed the Court of Appeal that the signature placed on the citizenship certificate of Gotabaya Rajapaksa by Mahinda Rajapaksa, in his capacity as the President, was legitimate. DSG Pulle said that the […]

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Fmr. President exercised plenary Executive powers: AG

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Appearing for the Attorney General, Senior Deputy Solicitor General Nerin Pulle today told that the former president, who had signed the dual citizenship certificate of Gotabaya Rajapaksa in 2005, actually had the power to do so as the relevant minister, because he had continued to exercise being the head of the […]

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Northern lawyers to boycott Court tomorrow

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Courtesy Ceylon Today Lawyers in the Northern Province have decided to boycott Court proceedings tomorrow (24) in protest over the defying of a Court order delivered by the Mullaitivu Magistrate, in connection with the last rites of Ven. Kolampe Medhalankra Thera and attack on Mullaitivu lawyer Sukash today (23). Informed sources said that Mullaitivu Magistrate […]

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ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ සහ අභියාචනාධිකරණ නඩු තීන්දු රටේ බහුතර ජනතාවගේ භාෂාවෙන් ලබා ගැනීමට ජනතාවගේ අත්සන් ලක්ෂයක් එකතු කිරීම ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදී, විනයවත් සහ සංවර්ධිත සමාජයක් වෙනුවෙනි……!

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

නීතිඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන BSc(Col), PGDC(Col) සමායෝජක) ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ නීතිය සොයාගත හැකි ප්‍රධාන නීති මූලාශ්‍ර 2කි. පාර්ලිමේන්තුව සම්මත කරන පනත් ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ සහ අභියාචනාධිකරණ නඩු තීන්දු නීතිය නොදැනීම සමාවට කාරණයක් නොවන හෙයින්” ස්වාධීන රටක නීති පැනවීම ස්වදේශීය ජනතාවට කියවිය හැකි භාෂාවෙන් ලබා දීම ශිෂ්ට ලෝකයේ පිළිගැනීමයි. පාර්ලිමේන්තුව නීති පැනවීම ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ පවතින ප්‍රධාන නීති මූලාශ්‍ර 2ක […]

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AG instructs to expedite probes into Lasantha & Thajudeen murders

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General has instructed the Acting IGP to expedite the conclusion of police investigations into several high-profile cases including the murders of Lasantha Wickramthunga and Wasim Thajudeen. The cases include the assassination of journalist Lasantha Wickramathunga, the killing of 17 aid workers in 2006, the murder of Sri Lankan rugby player Wasim […]

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ජාත්‍යන්තර විනිසුරුවරුන්ගේ ආගමනයට ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ, අභියාචනාධිකරණ නඩු තීන්දු සිංහලෙන් ඉල්ලන පුරවැසි අත්සන් ලක්ෂය රතු එළියක්…!

Friday, August 9th, 2019

නීතිඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන BSc(Col), PGDC(Col) (සමායෝජක)  රට අවුල් කරන NGO සංවිධානවල සහ දෙමළ ඩයස්ෆෝරාවේ බලපෑම් පාලනය කිරීමට රටේ බහුතර ජනතාව නීතිය පිළිබද අවබෝධය ලබා ගත යුතුය.නීතිය නොදැනීම සමාවට කාරණාවක්ද නොවේ. පාර්ලිමේන්තුව පනත් සම්මත කිරීමේදී  පමණක් නොව ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණය සහ අභියාචනාධිකරණය ලබා ලබා දෙන සෑම නඩු තීන්දුවකින්ම නීති සාදන බව රටේ ඇතැම් පිරිස් දන්නේ නැත. රට […]

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Supreme Court dismisses three petitions in favour of Bill to repeal death penalty

Friday, August 9th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Supreme Court today (09) dismissed three petitions filed in favour of the Private Member’s Bill submitted in Parliament seeking to abolish the death penalty. The dismissal order was delivered by a three-judge bench consisting of Supreme Court Justices L.T.B. Dehideniya, Murdu Fernando and Gamini Amarasekara. The petitions were filed by Prof. C. […]

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Petition filed on legality of Bandulal’s motion on death penalty

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana A petition has been filed at the Supreme Court seeking a ruling that the Private Member’s Bill presented to the parliament by MP Bandulal Banadarigoda on the abolishment of the death penalty is not unconstitutional. The Attorney General has been named the respondent of this petition file by Prof. C. Gunaratne from Nugegoda. […]

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HC rejects Hemasiri and Pujith’s preliminary objections

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Colombo High Court today rejected the preliminary objections presented by attorney on behalf of former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and IGP Pujith Jayasundara stating that the High Court does not have the authority to hear the revision application filed by the Attorney General. The Attorney General on July 18th filed a revision […]

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Foreign interference

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Editorial Courtesy The Island A Foreign Ministry panjandrum has come under fire for allegedly seeking to facilitate a UN bid to influence the Sri Lankan judiciary. The Opposition is out for his scalp as he has written to the Chief Justice and the High Court judges, asking them to make available information pertaining to some […]

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ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ සහ අභියාචනාධිකරණ නඩු තීන්දු සිංහල භාෂාවෙන් ලබා දීමට ජනමතය විමසන ලෙස ඉල්ලා අත්සන් ලක්ෂයක පෙත්සමකට අත්සන් ලබා ගැනීම ආරම්භ කරයි…..!

Friday, July 19th, 2019

අරුන උණවටුන ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ සහ අභියාචනාධිකරණ නඩු තීන්දු සිංහල භාෂාවෙන් ලබා දීමට ජනමතය විමසන ලෙස ඉල්ලා අත්සන් ලක්ෂයක පෙත්සමක් ජනාධිපතිවරයාට ලබා දීමට අත්සන් එකතු කිරීමේ ආරම්භක උත්සවය ජූනි 18 කොළඹ මහජන පුස්තකාලයේ දී පවත්වන ලදී. නීතිය නොදැනීම සමාවට කරුණක් නොවේ” යන නීති සිද්ධාන්තය අනුව රටේ බහුතර ජනතාව වෙනස්කමකට ලක් නොකල යුතු අතර නීතිය දැන ගැනීමට ඇති […]

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Two conspiracy charges in indictment against Gotabaya, court told

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana It is apt to revise the indictments filed against former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa if they are in a state of being revised, the Supreme Court told the Attorney General. The Attorney General had filed indictments with the Permanent High Court-at-Bar against Gotabaya Rajapaksa, accusing him of misusing state funds when constructing the […]

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AG files revision against granting bail to Pujith and Hemasiri

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General today filed a revision application before the Colombo High Court against the Colombo chief magistrate’s order granting bail to IGP Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando. The appeal requests the Colombo High Court to issue an interim order against the granting of bail by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court […]

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මිනිස් කමට සුදුසුද ඒ මිනිස්සු

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

 (නිර්මාණය – ඩබ්.කේ. එස්. ජයතිලක) සිංහල ඔබගෙ අයිතිය වෙයි මේකපාට බේද නොබලව් ඔබ කිසි දාකපෑන අතින් ගෙන නොබියව කිසි දාකතබනු තබනු එහි අත්සන සැබෑ දැක උගනිව් ඉගෙනගව් සැමගේ භාෂාවපෙරමුණ දියව් තමගේ මව් භාෂාවකෙළෙසන්නට එපා කිසිවිට මව් භාෂාවසමතැන නොවේ නිසි තැන තබව් මව් භාෂාව නීති පනත් ගෙනෙනා ඒ මිනිස්සූදුගී ජනයා තලනා ඒ මිනිස්සූනීති කඩන ඒ ගෙම්බර […]

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Attorney-General Dappula Livera not appearing on behalf of former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and IGP Pujith Jayasundara

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Supreme Court postponed the hearing of the Fundamental Rights petitions filed against former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernanado and IGP Pujith Jayasundara until July 25. A seven-judge bench of the Supreme Court today commenced hearing the petitions filed by 12 parties against the IGP and former Defence Secretary, claiming that they had violated […]

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ඔබේ අනුමැතියත් අවශ්‍යයි…..!

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

නීතිඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන (සමායෝජක), ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ සහ අභියාචනාධිකරණ නඩු තීන්දු ලබා දිය යුතු භාෂාව සිංහල භාෂාව විය යුතුද? යන කාරණය ජනමතවිචාරණයකට යොමු කරන ලෙස ජනාධිපතිවරයාගෙන් කරන ඉල්ලීමට නීතිඥවරුන් ඇතුලු බොහෝ පිරිස් අත්සන් කරමින් ඇත.  ඉලක්කය අත්සන් 10,000 ක ප්‍රමාණයකි.  මෙම ඉල්ලීමට ඔබගේ අනුමැතියත් අවශ්‍යයි.  අත්සන් කිරීම සදහා විමසන්න  නීතිඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන (සමායෝජක), ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ සහ […]

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ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ සහ අභියාචනාධිකරණ නඩු තීන්දු ලබා දිය යුතු භාෂාව සිංහල භාෂාව විය යුතුද? යන ප්‍රශ්නය ජනමතවිචාරණයකට යොමු කරන ලෙස ජනාධිපතිවරයාගෙන් කරන ඉල්ලීමට සහාය දෙන්න…

Monday, July 8th, 2019

නීතිඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුනගෙන් ජනතාවට ඉල්ලීමක්…. ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ සහ අභියාචනාධිකරණ නඩු තීන්දු රටේ බහුතර ජනතාවට කියවිය හැකි පරිදි සිංහල භාෂාවෙන් ලබා ගැනීම වෙනුවෙන් වන වැඩසටහන අංක 09, කොළඹ පාර, හදපාන්ගොඩ.(10524)දුරකථන 0342256066, 0342256067, 0712063394. ගරු මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මැතිතුමාශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රජාතාන්ත්‍රික සමාජවාදී ජනරජයේ ජනාධිපති,ජනාධිපති ලේකම් කාර්‍යාලය,කොළඹ 01. ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ සහ අභියාචනාධිකරණ නඩු තීන්දු ලබා දිය යුතු භාෂාව සිංහල භාෂාව විය […]

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SC issues interim order against carrying out death penalty

Friday, July 5th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Supreme Court has delivered an interim order preventing the implementation of the death penalty until the 30th of October. The order was delivered by a three-judge bench consisting of Supreme Court Justices Buwaneka Aluwihare, Prasanna Jayawardene and Gamini Amarasekara. Twelve petitions filed with the Supreme Court against the implementation of the death […]

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