Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 5 May, 2020

Centre for Policy Alternatives v Attorney General – Fundamental Rights Application challenging the dissolution of the Eighth Parliament and the decision to hold elections for the Ninth Parliament on the 20th June 2020

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu filed a Fundamental Rights application challenging the decision of H.E the President to dissolve Parliament on the 2nd March 2020 and the decision of the Elections Commission to reschedule elections on the 20th June 2020. Articles 70 and 33(2)(c) of the Constitution […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 22 April, 2020

Fundamental Rights Applications challenging the decision to pardon Sunil Ratnayake

The Centre for Policy Alternatives v Attorney General   Fundamental Rights Applications challenging the decision to pardon Sunil Ratnayake Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu filed Fundamental Rights applications challenging the decision of H.E the President to pardon Sunil Ratnayake, who was convicted for his role in the Mirusuvil […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 8 February, 2020

Centre for Policy Alternatives v Attorney General (SC FR 32 /2020)

7th February 2020, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu filed a Fundamental Rights application challenging some powers granted to the Commission of Inquiry to Investigate Allegations of Political Victimization During the Period Commencing 08th January 2015 and Ending 16th November 2019 (The CoI), appointed by Gazette (Extraordinary) […]

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CPA Statement in Response to Supreme Court Reference 01/2019

23rd August 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu made submissions to the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka during proceedings today (23rd August 2019) on the questions posed by President Maithripala Sirisena in terms of Article 129(1) of the Constitution. In his Reference to the […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 May, 2019

Centre for Policy Alternatives v Attorney General (SC FR 199/2019)

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, filed papers challenging some of the Regulations included in the Emergency (Miscellaneous Provisions and Powers) Regulation No. 1 of 2019. It must be noted that this is not a challenge of the Declaration of a State of Emergency, but rather some of […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 30 November, 2018

Centre for Policy Alternatives V Attorney General [SC FR 353/2018] (Fundamental Rights Application challenging the dissolution of Parliament)

12th November 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, filed papers challenging the proclamation (Gazette Extraordinary 2096/70) issued by President Sirisena purportedly dissolving the Eighth Parliament. CPA’s position is firm that Article 70(1) of the Constitution read with Articles 33(2)(c) make it crystal clear that the […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 30 November, 2018

Centre for Policy Alternatives V Mangala Samaraweera and Two Others [ SC FR 34/2018] & Bhavani Fonseka and Four Others [ SC FR 33/ 2018]

23rd January 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Two Fundamental Rights Petitions were filed challenging the validity of Excise Notification No 4/2018 of the Gazette Extraordinary No. 2054-42 issued by the Minister in charge of the Ministry of Finance and Media on 18th January 2018. The effect of Excise Notification No 4/2018 is to reintroduce: The prohibition on women above the […]

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