Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 15 May, 2013

Arunasalam Kunabalasingham and 1473 others Vs. A. Sivaswamy and 2 others CA (Writ) 125/2013

The Centre for Policy Alternatives supported filing a writ application, CA (Writ) 125/2013 on 15th May 2013. The Petitioners, Arunasalam Kunabalasingham and 1473 others, who were landowners of a land located in the Northern Province in what was previously considered to be a High Security Zone (HSZ). The case was filed against steps by the […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 8 March, 2013

The Centre for Policy Alternatives Vs. Attorney General SC SD 3/2013

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director challenged the provisions of the Fiscal Management (Responsibility) (Amendment) Bill which was placed on the order paper of Parliament on the 8th of March 2013. The Fiscal Management Responsibility Act was passed in 2003 with the objective to reduce government debt to “prudent levels” and […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 6 February, 2013

Centre for Policy Alternatives and another Vs. D. M. Jayaratne and others. SC FR 23/2013

A Fundamental Rights application was filed by Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director on the 15th January 2013, seeking a declaration by the Supreme Court that the Parliamentary Council (which includes the 1st to 5th Respondents) established by the 18th Amendment to the Constitution cannot make observations to the President with regard to the appointment of […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 16 October, 2012

The Centre for Policy Alternatives Vs. Attorney General (Appropriation Bill) (SC SD 15/2012)

The Bill titled ‘Appropriation’ was placed on the Order Paper of Parliament on 9th October 2012. The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director Dr P. Saravanamuttu filed a Petition on 16th October 2012 in the Supreme Court (SC SD 15/2012) challenging the constitutionality of certain clauses of the Bill. CPA contended that […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 11 October, 2012

The Centre for Policy Alternatives Vs. Attorney General (Divineguma Bill (2)) (SC SD 6/2012)

A Bill titled ‘Divineguma’ was placed on the Order Paper of the Parliament (for the second time) on 9th October 2012.On presenting the Bill to Parliament the Hon. Speaker informed Parliament that the Governors of all 9 Provincial Councils had informed H.E the President that the respective Provincial Councils had no objection to the enactment […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 9 October, 2012

The Centre for Policy Alternatives Vs. Attorney General (Divinaguma Bill (2)) (SC SD 15/2012)

A Bill titled ‘Divineguma’ was placed on the Order Paper of the Parliament (for the second time) on 9th October 2012.  On presenting the Bill to Parliament the Hon. Speaker informed Parliament that the Governors of all 9 Provincial Councils had informed H.E the President that the respective Provincial Councils had no objection to the […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 17 August, 2012

The Centre for Policy Alternatives Vs. Attorney General (Divinaguma Bill (1)) (SC SD 3/2012)

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director Dr.P.Saravanamuttu filed a Petition on 17th August 2012 in the Supreme Court (SC SD 3/2012) challenging the constitutionality of the Bill. CPA challenged the Bill on the basis that the Bill contains several clauses which were in relation to subject’s enumerated in the Provincial Council […]

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