HIGH COURT OF THE PROVINCES (SPECIAL PROVISIONS) ACT

Arrangement of sections

1. Short title.

2. Civil jurisdiction of High Court established by Article 154P of the Constitution.

3. Construction of written law in relation to matters set out in the Second Schedule.

4. Costs.

5. Right of appeal.

6. Procedure for appeal.

7. Objection to Jurisdiction.

8. Where defence or claim in reconvention is beyond the jurisdiction of the Court.

9. Where value of action is beyond the jurisdiction of the Court.

10. Transitional provisions.

11. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

SCHEDULES

10 of 1996,

36 of 2003,

16 of 2010.

AN ACT to provide for the exercise, by High Courts established by Article 154P of the Constitution, of jurisdiction to hear and determine certain civil actions and matters.

[Date of Commencement: 8th March, 1996]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the High Court of the Provinces (Special Provisions) Act.

2. Civil jurisdiction of High Court established by Article 154P of the Constitution.

(1) Every High Court established by Article 154P of the Constitution for a Province shall, with effect from such date as the Minister may, by Order published in the Gazette appoint, in respect of such High Court have exclusive jurisdiction and shall have cognizance of and full power to hear and determine, in the manner provided for by written law, all actions, applications and proceedings specified in the First Schedule to this Act, if the party or parties defendant to such action resides or reside, or the cause of action has arisen, or the contract sought to be enforced was made, or in the case of applications or proceedings under the Companies Act, No. 17 of 1982 the registered office of the Company is situated, within the province for which such High Court is established.

(2) Where an Order is made under subsection (1) in respect of a High Court established by Article 154P of the Constitution, the jurisdiction exercisable by such High Court under that subsection shall––

(a) if such High Court is the High Court established for the Western Province, be exercised by that High Court sitting in Colombo and in any other place within the Western Province, as may be designated by the Minister, by Order published in the Gazette, with the concurrence of the Chief Justice; or

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