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Vinayagamoorthy Kohilampal Vs Basil Rajapakse, Minister, Ministry of Economic Development

Published on June 15, 2012 by Centre for Policy Alternatives

Filed under Public Interest Litigation submissions

Last modified January 22, 2013

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(SC FR 309/2012)

On 15th June 2012, Centre for Policy Alternatives, supported 7 Petitioners originally from Sampur to file a Fundamental Rights petition (SC FR 309/2012) challenging their continued inability to access private property in Sampur and Gazette Extraordinary No. 1758/26  (17 May 2012) which demarcated their properties in Sampur as a “Special Zone for Heavy Industries”. The Centre for Policy Alternatives supported this group to file a Fundamental Rights Petition in 2007 (SC FR 218/2007 and 219/2007) on the same matter when a High Security Zone was created. This case is to be taken up on 23rd July 2012.