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* Chairman of the Court of Appeal recuses himself from hearing the case against Gnanasara Thera
Wed, Sep 16, 2020, 11:11 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 16, Colombo: Presiding Judge of the Court of Appeal A. H. M. D. Nawaz recused himself today (16) from hearing the case against three persons, including Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera, on charges of contempt of court.

When the complaint filed by former TNA parliamentarian Shanthini Skandarajah was taken up before the two-judge bench comprising President of the Court of Appeal AHMD Nawaz and justice Sobitha Rajakaruna today, the presiding judge stated that he would withdraw from the case for personal reasons.

Accordingly, a panel of judges comprising Justice Mahinda Samayawardena and Justice Arjuna Obeysekera will be appointed to hear the case from now on, the President of the Court of Appeal said.

The hearing of the case was then fixed on October 20.

Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero, the SSP in charge of the Mullaitivu area and the OIC of Mullaitivu HQI have been named as respondents in the complaint.

The defendants have been accused of contempt of court by violating an order issued by the Mullaitivu Magistrate’s Court on the cremation of the Chief Incumbent of the Gurukanda Rajamaha Viharaya in Mullaitivu who passed away last year.

When the complaint was called before the Court of Appeal, President’s Counsel M. A. Sumanthiran said that he had no objection to the release of the SSP in charge of the Mullaitivu area and the Mullaitivu HQI as his client was not seeking relief against them. Accordingly, the Court of Appeal also decided to release the Mullaitivu SSP and the Mullaitivu HQI from the case.

 

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