Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 16 February, 2018

The Centre for Policy Alternatives Vs. The Attorney General (Amendment to section 291 of the Penal Code) (SC SD 28/2015)

On December 11th 2015, a Bill titled “Penal Code (Amendment) Bill” was placed on the Order Paper of Parliament for the purpose of amending the Penal Code (Chapter 19). The Centre for Policy Alternatives and its Executive Director Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu filed a Petition on the 17th of December 2015, challenging the constitutionality of the […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 1 June, 2017

The Centre for Policy Alternatives vs. Attorney-General (SC SD 7/2017)

June 1st 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Bill titled “Code of Criminal Procedure (Special Provisions) Act No 2 of 2013 (Amendment) Bill” (the Bill) was placed on the Order Paper of Parliament on 25 May 2017. The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director filed a Petition on 31 May 2017 in the […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 1 August, 2016

CPA Submission to the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) made submissions to the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms, highlighting key areas that require attention in terms of a transitional justice process and the need for reform. The document submitted to the Task Force can be found here, along with this short note on the Office of Missing Persons – […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 August, 2014

Petition challenging the directive issued by the UDA

20th August 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) supported a group of Petitioners from “34 Watta”, Wanathamulla, Borella to file a writ application [CA (Writ) 283/14] in the Court of Appeal against the Urban Development Authority (UDA) and other actors challenging the directive issued by the UDA ordering them to move […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 5 November, 2013

CPA Petition Challenging Constitutionality of Appropriation Bill fixed for hearing on 4th November 2013

1 November 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director challenged the provisions of the Appropriation Bill for the financial year 2014 which was placed on the order paper of Parliament on the 22nd of October 2013. Access the petition as a PDF here, or read it online here. In its Petition CPA challenged […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 25 October, 2013

The Centre for Policy Alternatives Vs. Attorney General (Appropriation Bill) (SC SD 19/2013)

The Bill titled ‘Appropriation’ was placed on the Order Paper of Parliament on 22nd October 2013.The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director Dr. P. Saravanamuttu filed a Petition on 25th October 2013 in the Supreme Court (SC SD 19/2013) challenging the constitutionality of certain clauses of the Bill. CPA contended that clause […]

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Avatar 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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