Court : Sri Lanka Supreme Court
Decided on : Mar-13-2012
..... the case was one in which the principles set out in the celebrated english decision of king v the general commissioners for the purpose of the income tax acts for the district of kensington-ex-parte princess edmond de poignac (1917) 1 k.b. 486 would have applied, and the court, in ..... , dankotuwa and copled to us amongst others. please be advised that the purported notice made under section 5 of the land acquisition act by the acting minister of agriculture and lands by gazette dated 23/8/1999 is invalid in law and has no basis whatsoever for failure to ..... as specified in the schedule to the act and referred to as the "designated area", and that it was not envisaged that such development projects should be restricted or confined to the ..... distinction, and in rejecting the said premise. it appears from the preamble as well as section 3 and 13 of the southern development authority act, that the southern development authority was established for the singular objective of "co-ordinating the planning and implementation of development projects within the area ..... of any opportunity of ascertaining whether the relevant minister had in fact approved the proposed acquisition as contemplated by section 17(1) of the said act. however, learned deputy solicitor-general, who appeared for the respondents in the court of appeal, submitted that the land in question, though situated .....Tag this Judgment!