Centre for Policy Alternatives on 16 February, 2018

The Centre for Policy Alternatives vs. Attorney-General SC SD 24/2017 [In re: The Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution]

A Bill titled ‘The Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution’ (the Bill) was placed on the Order Paper of Parliament on 23rd August 2017. The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director filed a Petition on 28th August 2017 in the Supreme Court, stating that the Bill can only be passed in Parliament with […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 16 February, 2018

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 under Article 99A of the Constitution (the National List). In accordance […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 16 February, 2018

Sanjeewa Sudath Perera and two others vs. H.E. Maithreepala Sirisena (SC FR 67/2016) (Fundamental Rights application challenging the Tamil version of the National Anthem)

Sanjeewa Sudath Perera and two other persons filed a Petition dated 26th February 2016 in the Supreme Court challenging the decision to sing the National Anthem of Sri Lanka in Tamil at the official Independence Day celebrations in 2016. The Petitioners argued that singing the Anthem in Tamil was contradictory to Articles 7 and 12 of […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 16 February, 2018

The Centre for Policy Alternatives Vs. The Attorney General (Amendment to section 291 of the Penal Code) (SC SD 28/2015)

On December 11th 2015, a Bill titled “Penal Code (Amendment) Bill” was placed on the Order Paper of Parliament for the purpose of amending the Penal Code (Chapter 19). The Centre for Policy Alternatives and its Executive Director Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu filed a Petition on the 17th of December 2015, challenging the constitutionality of the […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 1 June, 2017

The Centre for Policy Alternatives vs. Attorney-General (SC SD 7/2017)

June 1st 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Bill titled “Code of Criminal Procedure (Special Provisions) Act No 2 of 2013 (Amendment) Bill” (the Bill) was placed on the Order Paper of Parliament on 25 May 2017. The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director filed a Petition on 31 May 2017 in the […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 1 August, 2016

CPA Submission to the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) made submissions to the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms, highlighting key areas that require attention in terms of a transitional justice process and the need for reform. The document submitted to the Task Force can be found here, along with this short note on the Office of Missing Persons – […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 August, 2014

Petition challenging the directive issued by the UDA

20th August 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) supported a group of Petitioners from “34 Watta”, Wanathamulla, Borella to file a writ application [CA (Writ) 283/14] in the Court of Appeal against the Urban Development Authority (UDA) and other actors challenging the directive issued by the UDA ordering them to move […]

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