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05th June 2013

 

No:      SC/R/Admn/82/6

 

To:      Presidents, Labour Tribunals,

The Registrar, Court of Appeal,

Registrars of the High Courts,

District Courts,

Magistrate’s Courts &

Primary Courts.

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SUSPENSION OF SITTINGS OF COURTS

I append a determination of the Honorable The Chief Justice under Rule 62(1) and (2) of the Supreme Court Rules 1978.

I am also directed by The Hon. Chief Justice to draw your attention to Para (3) of the said

Rules which reads as follows:-

 

“During the period of suspension of sittings of Court of First Instance the Judge of that Court shall, unless he has previously taken leave, be available at his station

for the disposal of any urgent matters”

 

 

Mrs. M.M. Jayasekera

REGISTRAR OF THE SUPREME COURT

 

 

 

DETERMINATION UNDER RULE 62(1) AND (2) OF THE SUPREME COURT

RULES 1978 (SUSPENSION OF SITTINGS OF COURTS)

I hereby determine that :-

 

1.          The date for the commencement of the first period of suspension of sittings of the

Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and the Courts of First Instance in the year 2014 will be on Monday the 7th April 2014.

 

The  ordinary sittings of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal will be resumed  on Monday the 28th April 2014.


The ordinary sittings of the High Courts will be resumed on Wednesday the 23rd April 2014

 

The ordinary sittings  of  the  other Courts  of  First  Instance will  be  resumed on Monday the 21st April 2014.

 

 

2.           The date for the commencement of the second period of suspension of sittings of

the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and the Courts of First Instance in the year 2014 will be on Monday the 11th August 2014.

 

The ordinary sittings of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal will be Resumed on Monday the 25th August 2014.


The ordinary sittings of the High Courts will be resumed on Wednesday the 20th August 2014.


The ordinary sittings of the other Courts of  First Instance will be resumed on Monday the 18th August 2014.

 


3.           The date for the commencement of the third period of suspension of sittings of

the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and the Court of First Instance in the year 2014 will be on Monday the 22nd December 2014.

 

The ordinary sittings of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal will be resumed on Monday the 12th January 2015.

 

The ordinary sittings of the High Courts will be resumed on Wednesday the 07th January 2015.


The ordinary sittings of the other Courts of First Instance will be resumed on Monday the 05th January 2015.


If Poya day falls on ;

 

  • Monday the 12th January 2015, the ordinary sittings of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal will be resumed on Tuesday the 13th January 2015.

 

  • Wednesday the 07th January 2015, the ordinary sittings of the High Courts will be resumed on Thursday the 08th January 2015.

 

  • Monday the 05th January 2015, the ordinary sittings of the other Courts of First Instance will be resumed on Tuesday the 06th January 2015.

 

 

In the event of Tamil Thai Pongal Day falls on Tuesday the 13th January 2015, the ordinary sittings of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal will be resumed on Wednesday the 14th January 2015.

 

 

 

 

Sgd/ Mohan Pieris P.C.

CHIEF JUSTICE

 

 

 

Colombo, 05th June 2013.

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