A writ order has been issued by the Court of Appeal preventing the case filed against High Court Judge Gihan Pilapitiya before the Nugegoda Magistrate’s Court based on the advice of the Attorney General from being taken forward.
The order also prevents Police from naming High Court Judge Gihan Pilapitiya as a respondent in the case.
The Attorney General advised the Colombo Crimes Division to present facts before the Nugegoda Magistrate’s Court and obtain a warrant to arrest Judge Gihan Pilapitiya, over the controversial phone call incident involving former Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake.
The CCD then submitted facts based on the advice, and the Nugegoda Magistrate issued notice on Judge Pilapitiya to appear before Court.
Subsequently, Judge Pilapitiya filed a petition before the Appeals Court, seeking an order declaring the move to name him as a respondent in the case and quashing the notice issued by the Nugegoda Magistrate’s Court.
Accordingly, a writ order was issued by the bench comprising Justices Sobitha Rajakaruna and Dhammika Ganepola, preventing law enforcement authorities from taking action against High Court Judge Gihan Pilapitiya over the incident.