The New Law Reports, Volume 11

P. Irāmaṉātaṉ, Hector A. Jayewardene, Kadirvalepillai Balasingham
Department of Government Printing, 1911
"Containing cases decided in Sri Lanka (Ceylon) by the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court and the Court of Criminal Appeal." (varies)

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Page 266 - That the freedom of speech, and debates or proceedings in Parliament, ought not to be impeached or questioned in any court or place out of Parliament.
Page 142 - If, indeed, there can be shown an agreement by the plaintiff to hold the defendant harmless for the acts of its servants, then it follows that this action cannot be maintained, and we agree with the learned judge of the court below that this agreement arises by necessary implication from the relation of the parties. That a man is sometimes deemed to assume a risk of negligence, so that he cannot sue for damages caused by the negligence, is familiar law. Such is the case of common employment, and...
Page 133 - To paraphrase the illustration put by the learned judge before whom this case was tried, it would be intolerable that a good Samaritan, who takes to his home a wounded stranger for surgical care, should be held personally liable for the negligence of his servant in caring for that stranger. Were the heart and means of that Samaritan so large that he was able, not only to provide for one wounded man, but to establish a hospital for the care of a thousand, it would be no less intolerable that he should...
Page 14 - It is a practice which deserves all the reverence of law, that judges have uniformly told juries that they ought not to pay any respect to the testimony of an accomplice unless the accomplice is corroborated in some material circumstance.
Page 381 - Her Majesty will not review or interfere with the course of criminal proceedings, unless it is shown that, by a disregard of the forms of legal process, or by some violation of the principles of natural justice, or otherwise, substantial and grave injustice has been done...
Page 14 - ... put a knife to the throat and did steal the property. It would not at all tend to show that the party accused participated in it.
Page 13 - The confirmation of the accomplice as to the commission of the felony is really no confirmation at all, because it would be a confirmation as much if the accusation were against you and me as it would be as to those prisoners who are now upon their trial.
Page 266 - That it is the right of the subject to petition the king, and all commitments and prosecutions for such petitioning are illegal.
Page 30 - All persons shall be competent to testify unless the Court considers that they are prevented from understanding the questions put to them, or from giving rational answers to those questions, by lender years, extreme old age. disease, whether of body or mind, or any other cause of the same kind.
Page 14 - A man who has been guilty of a crime himself will always be able to relate the facts of the case, and if the confirmation be only of the truth of that history, without identifying the persons, that is really no corroboration at all.

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