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* Appeals Court dismisses case against Judge Gihan Pilapitiya
Mon, Oct 25, 2021, 11:30 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 25, Colombo: The Court of Appeal today issued a writ order quashing the case filed against High Court Judge Gihan Pilapitiya in the Nugegoda Magistrate’s Court on the instructions of the Attorney General following the revelation of the controversial audio recording of former Minister Ranjan Ramanayake.

The court also issued another writ order quashing the Attorney General’s decision to name High Court Judge Gihan Pilapitiya as a suspect in the case of former Minister Ranjan Ramanayake’s audio recording.

A bench of Justices Sobitha Rajakaruna and Dhammika Ganepola issued the order considering the writ petition filed by High Court Judge Gihan Pilapitiya.

The Attorney General had earlier instructed the Colombo Crimes Division to obtain a warrant from the Nugegoda Magistrate’s Court for the arrest of High Court Judge Gihan Pilapitiya over the controversial phone conversation the judge has had with former MP Ranjan Ramanayake.

Accordingly, after the Colombo Crimes Division reported the matter to the Nugegoda Magistrate’s Court, the Magistrate ordered Judge Gihan Pilapitiya to appear before the court.

The Judicial Service Commission suspended the services of the Embilipitiya High Court Judge over the controversial phone conversation.

The interdicted High Court Judge Gihan Pilapitiya filed a writ petition in the Court of Appeal requesting the court to rule that the charge sheet filed against him by the police on the instructions of the Attorney General before the Nugegoda Magistrate’s Court and the summons issued by that court are illegal and seeking an order to invalidate them.

 

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