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Feb 06 2014 (FN)

Central Finance Company Limited Vs. Janatha Estate Development Board

Court : Sri Lanka Supreme Court

..... ? it can be seen from the above that the respondent in this case is the injured person and has to be placed in the original position as if his contracts of indemnities have been performed rightly and lawfully. it has been decided in cases in other jurisdictions referred to above that the assureds right to be indemnified for any loss or damage ..... discussed. the very foundation, in my opinion, of every rule which has been applied to insurance law is this, namely that the contract of insurance contained in a marine or fire policy is a contract of indemnity and indemnity only, and this contract means that the assured, in case of a loss against which the policy has been made , shall be fully indemnified but shall ..... assured would be fully indemnified and the appellant cannot escape the liability attached under the indemnity contract. it will be useful to understand the meaning of the word indemnity? as the whole case is based on the interpretation of the letters of indemnities involved in this appeal. the word indemnity? derives from the latin term indemnis? combined with facere? meaning to make?. (garner: a ..... his part to pay. the appellant cannot absolve himself from the liability to pay under the above clause. it was the contention of the respondent that under the letters of indemnities , the appellant undertook to indemnify the respondent against all loss and damage suffered and all claims costs and expenses made against or incurred by the respondent directly or indirectly .....

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Feb 22 2013 (FN)

Kiran Atapattu Vs. Janashakthi General Insurance Co. Ltd.,

Court : Sri Lanka Supreme Court

..... higher than the civil standard of preponderance of probabilities. the arbitrators quoted extensively the following passage from malcolm a. clarke, the law of insurance contracts, 2nd edition at pages 711-2 pertaining to the law in england with respect to insurance contacts for the purpose of focusing firstly, on the ..... law applicable to the question of fraud in insurance contracts, and secondly, to show what the approach of english law was to such question:- the duty of good faith between the insurer and ..... payable under the policies. it is trite law that all contracts of insurance are governed by the duty of uberrimae fidei or utmost good faith, and any fraudulent claims arising from self-induced loss including those ..... applicant, while the respondent resisted the claims on the basis that the lorry was deliberately set on fire and that the claims made for indemnity are fraudulent, with the result that they must altogether fail. the arbitrators unanimously upheld the claims although they differed in regard to the quantum ..... the grounds on which the high court decided to set aside the awards made by the tribunal was that the said policies, which constitute the contracts based on which the claims were made, had not been properly certified. section 31 (2) is a mandatory provision, and provides that the .....

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Mar 25 2014 (FN)

international Water Management Institute Vs. Kithsiri Jayakody

Court : Sri Lanka Supreme Court

..... a liaison office in colombo, if found to be necessary, and that the parties to the memorandum will ensure that the said institute will have legal personality and capacity to contract, to acquire and to dispose of immovable property, and to institute legal proceedings in that name with the view to achieving the objectives elaborately set out in the memorandum. admittedly .....

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Mar 24 2014 (FN)

Athula Chandraguptha thenuwara and Others Vs. Chamal Rajapakse and Oth ...

Court : Sri Lanka Supreme Court

saleem marsoof, pc., j. these fundamental rights applications were filed in terms of article 17 read with article 126 of the constitution in the wake of the presentation to the 1st respondent, who is the hon. speaker of the house of parliament, of a notice of resolution for the removal of the 43rd chief justice of sri lanka, hon. (dr.) upathissa atapattu bandaranayke wasala mudiyanse ralahamilage shirani anshumala bandaranayake, in terms of article 107(2) and (3) of the constitution of sri lanka read with order 78a of the standing orders of parliament. the petitioner in sc application 665/12 (fr), who is an artist by profession, sought redress for the alleged violation of his fundamental rights enshrined in articles 12(1), 12(2), 14(1)(a) and (b) of the constitution. similar applications were also filed by the petitioner in sc application 666/12 (fr), who is an attorney-at-law and holds the post of general secretary of the inter company employees union, the petitioner in sc application 667/12 (fr), who is the general secretary of the ceylon teachers service union, and the petitioners in sc application 672/12 (fr), who are respectively the president, the secretary, the treasurer, and the assistant secretary of the bar association of sri lanka, which is, a representative body consisting of approximately eleven thousand attorneys-at-law of the supreme court of sri lanka. when the aforesaid applications, filed by the respective petitioners allegedly in their own right and in the .....

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Jan 23 2014 (FN)

Sathya Sai Baba Trust of Srilanka Vs. Cine Printers Limited

Court : Sri Lanka Supreme Court

..... and can only be sued in a tenancy action. since it is the occupiers conduct which gives rise to such uncertainty, equitable considerations confirm the option which the law of contract gives to the transferee. the position might have been different if the defendant had duly discharged his tenancy obligations for a period- as for instance by paying rent to the ..... new landlord and continue to pay the rent to the transferee from the day of the receipt of the notice of the new transfer, if he wants to keep the contract of tenancy. in the instant case, the tenant wrote that he is willing to attorn and pay in the future and asked for a copy of the deed, which action ..... a contract of tenancy, and amounts to a repudiation of that presumed contract, the transferee has the option either to treat the tenancy as subsisting, and to sue for arrears of rent and ejectment or to accept the ..... case, fernando, j. expounds thus;- it seems to me that while it is legitimate initially to infer attornment from continued occupation, thus establishing privity of contract between the parties, another principle of the law of contract comes into play in such circumstances to which the presumption of attornment must sometimes yield. when the occupier persists in conduct which is fundamentally inconsistent with .....

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Nov 18 2013 (FN)

Rohan Ajith Jude Silva, of Walauwwa, Kochchikade Vs. Y.B. Aleckman, of ...

Court : Sri Lanka Supreme Court

..... cases in which any matter is required by law to be reduced to the form of a document, no evidence shall be given in proof of the terms of such contract, grant, or other disposition of property, or of such matter, except the document itself, or secondary evidence of its contents in cases in which secondary evidence is admissible under the ..... court as evidence. this failure to adduce the decision of the court is in contravention of section 91 of the evidence ordinance which states that: "when the terms of a contract, or of a grant, or of any other disposition of property have been reduced by or by consent of the parties to the form of a document, and in all ..... . limited v l.c.h. peiris (74 nlr 261) where thamodaram j stated that: "the relationship of a proctor and client may well be a contract of agency but there is no law requiring that the contract should be in writing. a proxy is a writing given by a suitor to court authorizing the proctor to act on his behalf". further, there .....

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Oct 05 2012 (FN)

Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd Vs. Pituwana Liyanage Shantha Chan ...

Court : Sri Lanka Supreme Court

..... the employer. under the current system of law in sri lanka, the author is not encouraged to create works outside the ambit of the employment contract or terms of work commissioned out of fear of losing rights to the work. this disincentive, in the future, could lead to lack of journalistic ..... them or the copyright expires. consistent with section 17(3) of the code, which refers to photographs taken in the course of employment under a contract of service, the berne convention also deems that the photographer is the sole owner of the copyright in a work upon its creation, in so ..... 17(3) of the code discusses works created in the course of employment indicating that where in the course of the author's employment under a contract of service or work commissioned, the rights in section 10 will be transferred to the employer or commissioner, where terms to the contrary are not stipulated ..... would require the ascertainment of new facts - this is especially so with respect to the question of the respondent's capacity to consent, as the contract of employment between the respondent and "aththa" newspapers was not an issue at the time of trial. it is well established that appellate review is ..... did not stipulate that the respondent would retain ownership of them, the appellant's failure to introduce or request the introduction of the contract between respondent and "aththa" newspapers into evidence for review, precluded the high court from being able to determine whether section 17(3)'s presumption was met .....

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Mar 05 2012 (FN)

Surendra Das and Others Vs. G. Jeevananthan David and Others

Court : Sri Lanka Supreme Court

suresh chandra j, this is an appeal from an order of the court of appeal dated 27th march 2009 refusing an application made by the petitioner respondent petitioner appellant (hereinafter referred to as the appellant) to the court of appeal by raising a preliminary objection that the defendant- petitioners respondents (hereinafter to referred to as the respondents) had not averred in their petition that they have not previously invoked the jurisdiction of the court of appeal in respect of the subject matter of the application before the court of appeal and further that the respondents had not filed certain material documents with its petition nor reserved the right to tender the said documents at a later stage. the learned district judge of horana made an order dated 30th november 2006 to issue an interim injunction restraining the defendants from selling, transferring, mortgaging or leasing the property described in the schedule to the plaint of the said action in the district court and being aggrieved by the said order the respondents filed an application for leave to appeal to the court of appeal to set aside the said order of the learned district judge. at the hearing of the application for leave to appeal the learned presidents counsel appearing for the appellant raised a preliminary objection that the defendants have failed to aver in their petition that they have not previously invoked the jurisdiction of the court of appeal and to produce material documents .....

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Jun 28 2011 (FN)

Dheerasingha Arachchige Saroja Nisansala and Another Vs. John Laurence ...

Court : Sri Lanka Supreme Court

..... intention to avoid the payment of 100% as tax on the land transaction would clearly show the objective of the plaintiff-respondents action. however, unlawful intention alone cannot make the contract illegal. referring to unlawful intentions, prof. g.l. peiris (some aspects of the law of unjust enrichment in south africa and ceylon, pp. 72-73) states that, a significant development ..... , only prima facie evidence and is not enough by itself to make a contract to do that act illegal or void.? considering the submissions made by both learned counsel for the appellant as well as the plaintiff-respondent it is apparent that no arguments ..... void. in such cases we must look to the intention of the legislature to see whether the imposition of the penalty implies such a prohibition as to make the resulting contract void. the imposition by the legislature of a penalty on any specific act or omission is prima facie equivalent according to pollock to an express prohibition. such provision is however ..... of the land would have prevented the operation of trusts for unlawful purposes. referring to trusts for unlawful purposes, dr. cooray refers to prof. weeramantrys treatise on the law of contracts (the law of contracts, vol. i). prof. weeramantry, referring to the breach of revenue regulations clearly states that the mere breach of revenue regulations would not itself render illegal a .....

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Oct 27 2010 (FN)

Elgitread Lanka Vs. Bino Tyres (Private) Limited

Court : Sri Lanka Supreme Court

..... , inoperative or incapable of being performed.? (emphasis added) the words refer the parties to arbitration? as used in the convention seem to permit the national legislature of each contracting state to decide what sanctions should be imposed where the agreement to arbitrate is not adhered to by a party to such agreement. similarly, article 8 of the uncitral model ..... therewith or incidental thereto?. in this connection, he has also invited the attention of court to article ii paragraph 1 of the said convention, which provides that- each contracting state shall recognize an agreement in writing under which the parties undertake to submit to arbitration all or any differences which have arisen or which may arise between them in ..... arise from the said agreement for arbitration has been defeated by physical impossibility. learned counsel for the respondent submitted that an agreement to arbitrate is in essence a contract, which like all other contracts, will be frustrated and discharged by reason of any unforeseen impossibility of performance. he has, in the course of his submissions, cited the celebrated decision in taylor ..... without a valid arbitration agreement, there can be no agreement to arbitrate without a manifestation of consent of parties to submit to arbitration any dispute that may arise from a contract entered into by them or other defined legal relationship. learned counsel for the appellant has referred us to a passage in russell on arbitration, 22nd edition by david st .....

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