Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka bank ordered to provide access to former Chief Justice's bank accounts
Mon, Aug 4, 2014, 07:37 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 04, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today denied a request by the National Development Bank (NDB) for a stay order to prevent obtaining bank documents of former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake.

The bank had appealed against an earlier order by the Colombo Chief Magistrate to grant Bandaranayake's legal counsel access to documents relevant to her case recorded in the computer system of the bank.

Colombo High Court Judge M.T.B Morias dismissed the NDB's request and ordered the bank to grant permission to counsel of the former Chief Justice with the assistance of computer experts to access bank documents and files relevant as evidence.

Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya hearing the former Chief Justice's case issued a same order to the relevant bank for the second time.

He had on a previous hearing allowed computer experts to access Dr. Bandaranayake’s bank accounts at the NDB.

Today's hearing at the Magistrate Court was suspended temporarily to allow the lawyers to participate in the hearing at the High Court on the petition filed by the bank requesting the stay order.

The High Court rejected the bank's petition based on the fact that the documents submitted by the Bribery or Corruption Commission were not valid.

The Magistrate Court considered the case again and directed the bank to provide the former Chief Justice with the access to data related to evidence.

The High Court upheld the Magistrate Court's ruling and fixed further inquiry for August 25.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Cricket sends Seekkuge Prasanna to Australia as a stand by for Rangana Herath
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President begins visit to North and East
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government tables National Drug Policy in parliament
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Tamil party plans to discuss power devolution with Indian PM
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Bribery Commission records statement from MP Sajin Vass Gunawardena
-- [7 hours ago]
Tax proposals in the interim budget raise regulatory risks for Sri Lanka telecom companies - Fitch
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President inquires into the problems at National Gems and Jewellery Authority
Police question Sri Lanka Navy personnel on disappearances
Sri Lankan motorbike riders banned from wearing face-covering helmets
Japan, US, UK hopes for real change in Sri Lanka

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.