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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

2018 will be on Monday the 09th April 2018.

 

The  ordinary sittings of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal will be resumed

on Wednesday  the 02nd May  2018.

The ordinary sittings of the High Courts will be resumed on Wednesday the 25th

April 2018.

 

The ordinary sittings  of  the  other Courts  of  First  Instance will  be  resumed on

Monday the 23rd April 2018.

 

 

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 2018 will be on Monday the 13th August 2018.

 

The ordinary sittings of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal will be Resumed on Monday the 27th August 2018.

The ordinary sittings of the High Courts will be resumed on Thursday 23rd August 2018.

The ordinary sittings of the other Courts of  First Instance will be resumed on              Monday the 20th August 2018.

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 2018 will    be on Monday the 17th December 2018.

 

The ordinary sittings of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal will be resumed on Monday the 07th January 2019.

 

The ordinary sittings of the High Courts will be resumed on Wednesday the 02nd January 2019.

The ordinary sittings of the other Courts of First Instance will be resumed on Tuesday the 01st January 2019.

In the event of Poya day falls on 07th January 2019 the ordinary sittings of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal will be resumed on Tuesday the 08th January 2019.

 

 

 

Sgd/.W.P.G. Dep, P.C.

CHIEF JUSTICE

 

 

05th July, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

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