On 23 September 2020, The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu filed a Petition in the Supreme Court challenging the proposed Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution. A Brief overview of the Petition filed on behalf of CPA and its Executive Director is available here. The CPA’s basic position was […]
14th November 2019, The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu filed a fundamental rights application challenging the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers to allow President Maithripala Sirisena the continuous use of the residence currently used by him, and to cover the costs associated with same. In their Petition, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
“An Investigation into the Closure of CBNSat and Implications for Sri Lankan Broadcast Media” written by Ms. Ruha Devanesan in June-August 2006.
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 […]