Centre for Policy Alternatives on 8 June, 2007

The Centre for Policy Alternatives vs. Inspector General of Police (SCFR177/2007)

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The Centre for Policy Alternatives filed a fundamental rights petition on 8th June 2007, in respect of the infringement of fundamental rights guaranteed by Article 10, 11, 12(1), 12(2) and 14(1) (g), 14(1) (h) of the Constitution.

The subject matter of this case was the statement made by the Inspector General of Police, at a press conference stating that “persons from North and East presently living in lodges in Colombo ‘without a valid reason’ would be evicted and sent back to the North- East.

The Supreme Court granted an interim order directing the Respondents not to take any steps to evacuate Tamil persons from Colombo or to prevent Tamil persons from entering and/or staying in any part of Colombo.