Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 June, 2007

The Centre for Policy Alternatives Vs. Minister of Defence (218/07)

On 28th June 2007, The Centre for Policy Alternatives, filed a Fundamental Rights petition     (SC FR 218/2007) challenging the continued inability to access private property in “Muttur (East) Sampur High Security Zone’’ and Gazette Extraordinary No 1499/25 of 30th May 2007 which demarcated properties in Sampur as a “High Security Zone” and No 1467/03 published on […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 8 June, 2007

The Centre for Policy Alternatives vs. Inspector General of Police (SCFR177/2007)

The Centre for Policy Alternatives filed a fundamental rights petition on 8th June 2007, in respect of the infringement of fundamental rights guaranteed by Article 10, 11, 12(1), 12(2) and 14(1) (g), 14(1) (h) of the Constitution. The subject matter of this case was the statement made by the Inspector General of Police, at a […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 2 June, 2007

Kandaswamy Rasalingam Vs. Inspector General of Police (217/2007)

In June 2007, CPA filed a fundamental rights application in the Supreme Court seeking relief and effective redress in respect of the eviction of Tamil persons from Colombo and the prevention of Tamil persons from entering and / or staying in any part of Colombo. This was filed in the aftermath of several persons being […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 2 June, 2007

Natsingam Suntharalingam Vs. Minister of Defence (219/07)

In June 2007 CPA supported four petitioners in filing a Fundamental Rights Application. The petitioners were Tamil citizens of Sri Lanka whose families have been residing within Trincomalee district in the East of Sri Lanka and owning property there for generations. In terms of the Gazette Extraordinary No.1499/25 of 30th May 2007 the Petitioners were […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 June, 2006

An Investigation into the Closure of CBNSat and Implications for Sri Lankan Broadcast Media

“An Investigation into the Closure of CBNSat and Implications for Sri Lankan Broadcast Media” written by Ms. Ruha Devanesan in June-August 2006.

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 15 March, 1999

Gnanamuttu V Attorney General

Gnanamuttu V Attorney General (SC Application No. 152/98) Case argued – 15 March 1999 Court Decision – 5 May 1999 A Tamil civil engineer, Joubert Gnanamuttu, was detained at a military check point in the heart of Colombo because he did not have a special registration form. He had in his possession his national identity […]

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