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Is it necessary to obtain Sinhala translation?; Order reserved for July 15

The Colombo District Court has reserved its order to be delivered on July 15 regarding a legal dispute, whether it is required to obtain a Sinhala translation regarding judgements and documents submitted in English before the District Courts.

The Colombo District Court is to deliver this order regarding a rent case filed by a resident of Malabe area.

A preliminary objection had been raised under Section 39 of the Judicature Act that a rent case filed in the District Court of Colombo has no jurisdiction to proceed.

The inquiry regarding the preliminary objection was held by way of written submissions and the plaintiff’s lawyer had submitted the written submissions along with judgements and several letters in English.

The District Court rejected the preliminary objection raised regarding that there was no jurisdiction to proceed with the case after considering written submissions and ordered to file the answer.

Accordingly, the defendant had filed the answer with a cross claim and request for the translations of the judgements and other documents in Sinhala which were filed with written submissions on behalf of the plaintiff under Article 24.3 of the Constitution and procedural procedure of the District court before commencing the pre-trial.


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