Dinesh Priyankara Perera vs. police officers of panadura and others SC FR 260/2011

” The learned President’s Counsel pointed out that the instant application has been filed by the Petitioner only on the 27th of June 2011, well outside the 30 day period afforded, to invoke the jurisdiction of this court, in terms of article 126 (2) of the Constitution. It was also stressed that, the benefit of Section 13 of the Human Rights Act, as far as the computation of time is concerned, accrues only to “an aggrieved party” and the said section has no application in instances, where the complaint to the Human Rights Commission, is made by a person “on behalf of an aggrieved party”. It was on this premise, the learned President’s Counsel argued that the instant application is out of time”.

the judgement was given by judge and he said, I direct the state to pay the Petitioner a sum of Rs. 20,000 as compensation and a sum of Rs.10, 000 as costs. I further direct the 7th Respondent to pay a sum of Rs. 15,000 as compensation to the Petitioner and 1st, 2nd, 3rd and the 4th Respondents to pay Rs.10, 000 each, as compensation to the Petitioner. All payments to be made within three months from today.

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