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Appeal Court Chair recuses himself from presiding over motion filed by Sports Minister

Colombo (LNW): Justice Nissanka Bandula Karunaratne, Chairperson of the Court of Appeal, has opted to recuse himself from presiding over the motion filed by Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe seeking to lift the stay order against the recently appointed Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Interim Committee.

This decision unfolded during today’s (14) hearing before the two-judge bench, which included Justice Vikum Kaluarachchi.

The objection raised by the attorney representing the Minister prompted Justice Nissanka Bandula Karunaratne to recuse himself.

In response to the objection, Justice Karunaratne cited the recent unfair criticism directed at him by the Sports Minister, some Cabinet members, and certain Parliamentarians.

Consequently, the case has been transferred to another court within the Court of Appeal, where it will be heard by a different judge.

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