CPA Comms Officer on 27 February, 2024

Written Submissions filed by CPA against the Anti Terrorism Bill in Supreme Court

On 18th of January 2024, The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu filed a Petition in the Supreme Court challenging the proposed Anti Terrorism Bill that was tabled to the Parliament on 10th January 2024. A Brief overview of the Petition filed on behalf of CPA and its Executive […]

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CPA Comms Officer on 16 November, 2023

Supreme Court Decision in SC FR 91/2023 – Challenging the Prevention of Terrorism 
(De-radicalization from holding violent extremist religious ideology) Regulations No. 01 of 2021

On the 21st of March 2021, the Government published in the Gazette regulations purportedly made under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, namely the Prevention of Terrorism (De-radicalization from holding violent extremist religious ideology) Regulations No. 01 of 2021. Through these regulations, the Government attempted to set up a system of ‘rehabilitation’ for categories of persons […]

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CPA Comms Officer on 31 October, 2023

The Proposed Amendments to the Online Safety Bill

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) has previously raised concerns with the Online Safety Bill (OSB) and challenged certain clauses in the Supreme Court.1 On the 18th of October, during the hearing on the constitutionality of the OSB,2 the Attorney General’s Department of Sri Lanka produced to the Supreme Court a series of amendments that […]

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CPA Comms Officer on 12 October, 2023

CPA Challenges the Online Safety Bill (SC/SD 89/2023)

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, filed a Petition in the Supreme Court on the 11th of October 2023 challenging the Constitutionality of the Bill titled “Online Safety”. The Bill was Gazetted on the 15th of September 2023, and tabled in Parliament [the first reading of the Bill] […]

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CPA Comms Officer on 19 July, 2023

SC SDs Challenging the Constitutionality of Bills titled “Municipal Councils (Amendment) Act”, “Urban Councils (Amendment) Act” and “Pradeshiya Sabha (Amendment) Act”

Three Private Member’s Bills titled “Municipal Councils (Amendment) Act”, “Urban Councils (Amendment) Act” and “Pradeshiya Sabha (Amendment) Act” were presented to Parliament/ placed on the Order Paper of Parliament on 05th July 2023 as Private Members Bills. The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director filed three Petitions on 14th July 2023 in […]

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CPA Comms Officer on 19 April, 2023

Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Bhavani Fonseka and Mirak Raheem intervene in Supreme Court Special Determination (SC SD 13/2023) in support of the Penal Code (Amendment) Bill.

19th April 2023, Colombo, Sri Lanka. An application was filed today in the Supreme Court to intervene in Supreme Court Special Determination No. 13/2023 by Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), Bhavani Fonseka, Senior Researcher- CPA and Mirak Raheem, a former Commissioner at the Office on Missing Persons and […]

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CPA Comms Officer on 27 February, 2023

Centre for Policy Alternatives (Guarantee) Ltd., and Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu vs. Nimal G. Punchihewa, Chairman – Election Commission and others [SC FR 79/2023]

7th February 2023. The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director filed a Fundamental Rights application challenging the failure and/or refusal of several government departments to take the necessary steps to hold the Local Government Elections. Elections to elect persons as members of Local Authorities in Sri Lanka are required to be held […]

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