Centre for Policy Alternatives on 15 June, 2012

Vinayagamoorthy Kohilampal Vs Basil Rajapaksa, Minister, Ministry of Economic Development (SC FR 309/2012)

On 15th June 2012, Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), 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 Industries”. CPA […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 7 June, 2012

K.K.P.R Amarasinghe Vs. Chief Minister of Eastern Provincial Council CA (writ) 156/2012

Centre for Policy Alternatives supported filing a writ application by a voter in the Eastern province praying for a Writ of Prohibition preventing the Chief minister of the Eastern province from taking any steps to advice the governor of the Eastern Province, Rear Admiral (Retd.) Mohan Wijewickrama to dissolve the Eastern Provincial Council prior to the expiration of […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 15 May, 2012

Abdul Majeed Abdul Fareed Vs. Chandraprapalini Krishnagopal and other

 CA (Writ) 135/2012 The Centre for Policy Alternatives supported four farmers in Thambalagamam area in Trincomalee to file a writ application in the Court of Appeal against Chandraprapalini Krishnagopal Grama Niladari , Kovilady , Thampalakamam and others; by drafting the Petition, bearing the cost of litigation and assisting with field research etc, The Petitioners are residents of the Kinniya and […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 15 May, 2012

Abdul Majeed Abdul Fareed Vs. Chandraprapalini Krishnagopal and other CA (Writ) 135/2012

The Centre for Policy Alternatives(CPA) supported four farmers in Thambalagamam area in Trincomalee to file a writ application in the Court of Appeal against Chandraprapalini Krishnagopal Grama Niladari , Kovilady , Thampalakamam and others; by drafting the Petition, bearing the cost of litigation and assisting with field research etc, The Petitioners are residents of the Kinniya and Thampalakamam Grama Niladari […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 25 April, 2012

Jovita Arulanantham Vs. University of Colombo (SC FR 40/2012)

A fundamental rights/language rights petition was filed by the Petitioner with the support of The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) on 25th of April 2012 in the Supreme Court challenging the Institute of Human Resource Advancement (IHRA) of the University of Colombo, for conducting its courses only in the Sinhala language, without conducting the similar […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 2 November, 2011

The Centre for Policy Alternatives Vs Attorney General (Town and Country Planning Amendment Bill) (SC SD 03/2011)

In November 2011, CPA challenged the Town and Country Planning Amendment Bill which if enacted would have expanded the scope of the Town and Country Planning Act; expanded the powers of Ministers to regulate private property by defining areas to be “sacred areas”, “conservation areas”, “architectural areas” or “protection areas”; enable acquisition properties falling within […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 2 October, 2011

M.A Sumanthiran Vs. R.P.R Rajapaksha and others (Land Circular Petition)

 (SC FR 494/2011 and Writ 620/2011) In October 2011 the Court of Appeal heard the petition filed by Member of Parliament of the Tamil National Alliance Mr. M.A. Sumanthiran, Attorney-at-Law, seeking an interim order restraining the Land Commissioner General and other respondents from implementing the Land Circular No. 2011/04. This Circular deals with land in […]

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