Rakitha Abhayaratne on 15 June, 2022

Centre for Policy Alternatives (Guarantee) Ltd., and Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu vs. Mr. Sagara Kariyawasam M.P General Secretary, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna [SC. FR. 203 / 2022]

15th June 2022. The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director filed a Fundamental Rights application challenging the appointment of Mr. Dhammika Perera to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Mr. Basil Rajapaksa, as a Member of Parliament elected under Article 99A of the Constitution (the National List). In accordance with […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 10 February, 2022

Why the amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Act are insufficient (A Visual Summary)

CPA’s commentary on the proposed amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act note the minimalist approach and basic reforms insufficient to address ground realities. Aspects which require urgent reform as highlighted by legal scholars, civil society actors and even the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka have also not been addressed in the Bill. […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 January, 2022

Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu files Petition in the Supreme Court (SC SD 8/2022) against proposed Special Goods and Services Tax Bill

January 28th, 2022, Colombo, Sri Lanka: On the 27th of January 2022, the Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, filed a Petition in the Supreme Court (SC SD 08/2022) challenging the proposed Special Goods and Services Tax Bill, which was published in the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of […]

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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 23 September, 2020

The Centre for Policy Alternatives vs. The Attorney General [SC. SD. 03 /2020] in re the Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution [2020]

23rd September 2020, A Bill titled ‘The Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution’ (the Bill) was placed on the Order Paper of Parliament on 22nd of September 2020. The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu filed a Petition in the Supreme Court today (23rd September 2020) in terms of Articles 120 and […]

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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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