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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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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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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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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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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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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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 15 June, 2012

Vinayagamoorthy Kohilampal Vs Basil Rajapakse, Minister, Ministry of Economic Development

(SC FR 309/2012) On 15th June 2012, Centre for Policy Alternatives, supported 7 Petitioners originally from Sampur to file a Fundamental Rights petition (SC FR 309/2012) challenging their continued inability to access private property in Sampur and Gazette Extraordinary No. 1758/26  (17 May 2012) which demarcated their properties in Sampur as a “Special Zone for Heavy […]

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