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FR Petitions filed by those aggrieved by Easter Bombing to be heard

The Supreme Court has fixed July 25 and 26 to hear 12 Fundamental Rights petitions filed by several hundred citizens aggrieved by the Easter Sunday bombings.


Supreme Court stops executions until Oct 30

The Supreme Court which today heard 12 Fundamental Rights petitions challenging the death penalty, suspended executions until October 30 this year.


Prison Department yet to receive death warrants – Commissioner

The Prisons Department told the Court of Appeal on Friday July 5 that it is yet to receive the orders to execute any prisoners on death row.


Is Sirisena facing another debacle over the Death Penalty?

President Maithripala Sirisena is likely facing another debacle over his insistence on bringing back the death penalty in Sri Lanka, as opposition to the decision mounts.


Court Petitions challenge pardoning of Gnanasara

Two petitions asking for a review of the Presidential Pardon of Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thero are before the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka.


Alleged sterilisation of women: Dr. Shafi filing FR application

Lawyers for the Kurunegala doctor at the centre of the controversy regarding the alleged sterilisation of women patients will file a Fundamental Rights application on his behalf today.


Gota challenges the right of the Trial-at-Bar to hear his case

A Petition challenging the right of the Special three-member Trial-at –Bar to hear the case against former Secretary to the Ministry of Defense Gotabaya Rajapaksa with regard to the misuse of public funds came before the Supreme Court today


Contempt charges against Ranjan

The Supreme Court today (12) ordered the Attorney General to file contempt of court charges against Actor-Politician Ranjan Ramanayake within a month.