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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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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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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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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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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