Centre for Policy Alternatives on 4 December, 2007

The Centre for Policy Alternatives Vs. Minister of Defence (SC FR 424/07)

On 4th December 2007, CPA filed a Fundamental Rights case seeking relief and effective redress in respect of the infringement of the fundamental rights of a large section of Sri Lankan society. The subject matter of this application concerns the arbitrary arrest of over 2000 Tamils in Colombo and suburbs and detention of 400 of […]

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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 21 August, 2007

Scope of the Supreme Court’s consultative jurisdiction under Article 129 of the Constitution

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) intervened on the question of the scope of the Supreme Court?s consultative jurisdiction under Article 129 of the Constitution. The question arose in the case of the President’s reference to the court regarding the Inland Revenue Act No. 10 of 2003 (The Tax Amnesty Reference). Written submissions tendered to […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 June, 2007

The Centre for Policy Alternatives Vs. Minister of Defence (218/07)

On 28th June 2007, The Centre for Policy Alternatives, filed a Fundamental Rights petition     (SC FR 218/2007) challenging the continued inability to access private property in “Muttur (East) Sampur High Security Zone’’ and Gazette Extraordinary No 1499/25 of 30th May 2007 which demarcated properties in Sampur as a “High Security Zone” and No 1467/03 published on […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 8 June, 2007

The Centre for Policy Alternatives vs. Inspector General of Police (SCFR177/2007)

The Centre for Policy Alternatives filed a fundamental rights petition on 8th June 2007, in respect of the infringement of fundamental rights guaranteed by Article 10, 11, 12(1), 12(2) and 14(1) (g), 14(1) (h) of the Constitution. The subject matter of this case was the statement made by the Inspector General of Police, at a […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 2 June, 2007

Kandaswamy Rasalingam Vs. Inspector General of Police (217/2007)

In June 2007, CPA filed a fundamental rights application in the Supreme Court seeking relief and effective redress in respect of the eviction of Tamil persons from Colombo and the prevention of Tamil persons from entering and / or staying in any part of Colombo. This was filed in the aftermath of several persons being […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 2 June, 2007

Natsingam Suntharalingam Vs. Minister of Defence (219/07)

In June 2007 CPA supported four petitioners in filing a Fundamental Rights Application. The petitioners were Tamil citizens of Sri Lanka whose families have been residing within Trincomalee district in the East of Sri Lanka and owning property there for generations. In terms of the Gazette Extraordinary No.1499/25 of 30th May 2007 the Petitioners were […]

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