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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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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