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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 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”

 

Pradeep Mahamuthugala.

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

2022 will be on Monday the 11th April 2022.

 

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

on Monday the 02nd May 2022.

The ordinary sittings of the High Courts will be resumed on Wednesday the 27th

April 2022.

 

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

Monday the 25th April 2022.

 

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 2022 will be on Monday the 15th August 2022.

 

The ordinary sittings of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal will be resumed on Monday the 29th August 2022.

The ordinary sittings of the High Courts will be resumed on Wednesday 24th August 2022.

The ordinary sittings of the other Courts of First Instance will be resumed on     Monday the 22nd August 2022.

 

 

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 2020 will be on Monday the 19th December 2022.

 

The ordinary sittings of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal will be resumed on Monday the 09th January 2023.

 

The ordinary sittings of the High Courts will be resumed on Wednesday the 04th January 2023.

The ordinary sittings of the other Courts of First Instance will be resumed on Monday the 02nd January 2023.

 

In the event first day of court sitting falls on a Public Holiday the ordinary sittings of the Courts will be resumed on the Next Day.

 

 

Sgd./Jayantha Jayasuriya P.C.

CHIEF JUSTICE

 

02nd June, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

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To:      Presidents, Labour Tribunals,
The Registrar, Court of Appeal,
Registrars of the High Courts,
District Courts,
Magistrate’s Courts &
Primary Courts.

 

SUSPENSION OF SITTINGS OF COURTS

I append a determination of the Honorable 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”

Pradeep Mahamuthugala.
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
2021 will be on Monday the 05th April 2021.

The ordinary sittings of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal will be resumed  
on Monday the 26th April 2021.

The ordinary sittings of the High Courts will be resumed on Wednesday the 21st       
April 2021.

The ordinary sittings of the other Courts of First Instance will be resumed on     
Monday the 19th April 2021.




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 2021 will be on Monday the 09th August 2021.

The ordinary sittings of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal will be resumed on Monday the 23rd August 2021.

The ordinary sittings of the High Courts will be resumed on Wednesday 18th August      
2021.

The ordinary sittings of the other Courts of First Instance will be resumed on              Monday the 16th August 2021.



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 2021 will be on Monday the 20th December 2021.

The ordinary sittings of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal will be resumed on Monday the 10th January 2022.

The ordinary sittings of the High Courts will be resumed on Wednesday the 05th January 2022.

The ordinary sittings of the other Courts of First Instance will be resumed on Monday the 03rd January 2022.





Sgd/ Jayantha Jayasuriya
CHIEF JUSTICE




22nd May, 2020.

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