Feb 20, 2020

AG ordered not to arrest Judge Pilapitiya sans Magistrate court order  

The Court of Appeal today issued an order not to arrest interdicted High Court Judge Gihan Pilapitiya, without a magistrate’s court order.

The writ application filed by Justice Gihan Pilapitiya, seeking an injunction order preventing his arrest, was taken up before a judge bench comprising President of the Appeals Court A.H.M. Dilip Nawaz and Justice Arjuna Obeysekara.

After considering the submission made by both parties, the court fixed the petition for consideration on March 12.

The court also ordered the Attorney General not to arrest HC Judge Gihan Pilapitiya without a proper court order.

The Attorney General and the petitioner agreed to the Appeal Court’s condition.