Centre for Policy Alternatives on 26 July, 2021

Centre for Policy Alternatives Files Petition in the Supreme Court (SC SD 28/2021) against proposed Finance Bill

On the 26th July 2021, The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu filed a Petition in the Supreme Court (SC SD 28/2021) challenging the proposed Finance Bill, which was placed on the order paper of Parliament on the 20th of July 2021. The Bill seeks to provide an amnesty […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 13 October, 2020

Written Submissions by the CPA on the Case re the Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution

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 […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 18 November, 2019

Centre for Policy Alternatives v Attorney General ( SC FR 449/2019)

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, […]

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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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