Centre for Policy Alternatives on 17 February, 2016

The Centre for Policy Alternatives Vs. Kabir Hashim and others SC (FR) Application No.54/2016

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director filed a Fundamental Rights application challenging the appointment of Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka to fill the vacancy created by the death of Mr. M. K. A. D. S. Gunawardana, as a Member of Parliament elected in terms of Article 99A of the Constitution (the National […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 6 August, 2013

Constitutionality of bill titled ‘The Twenty First Amendment to the Constitution’

A Bill titled “The Twenty First Amendment to the Constitution”, a Private Member’s Bill presented by the Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thero, M.P. of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), was placed on the Order Paper of Parliament on 18th June 2013. The proposed Bill, if passed by Parliament would have the effect of repealing Chapter XVIIA […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 August, 2007

Public Interest Litigation – Case List – 1998 to 2000

1. NGO Bill, Petition filed – 16 March 1998, Court Decision – 1 April 1998 2. Gnanamuttu vs Attorney-General, Case argued – 15 March 1999, Court Decision – 5 May 1999 3. Imminent infringement of the right to vote, Petition filed – 11 March 1999, Court Decision – 23 March 1999 4. Universities Bill Case, […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 June, 2006

An Investigation into the Closure of CBNSat and Implications for Sri Lankan Broadcast Media

“An Investigation into the Closure of CBNSat and Implications for Sri Lankan Broadcast Media” written by Ms. Ruha Devanesan in June-August 2006.

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 15 March, 1999

Gnanamuttu V Attorney General

Gnanamuttu V Attorney General (SC Application No. 152/98) Case argued – 15 March 1999 Court Decision – 5 May 1999 A Tamil civil engineer, Joubert Gnanamuttu, was detained at a military check point in the heart of Colombo because he did not have a special registration form. He had in his possession his national identity […]

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