Centre for Policy Alternatives on 13 July, 2017

University-level discussions status of the constitution-making exercise

A discussion on the current status of the Constitution-making exercise in Sri Lanka was held on the July 6th at the Wayamba University and on 12th of July at the Sripada National College of Education, Patana. The content of the six subcommittee reports on Constitution making, as well as the importance of a new Constitution for […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 3 July, 2017

CMEV seminar on the regulation of campaign finances and the declaration of assets & liabilities in elections

Formulating laws and introducing a mechanism for regulating campaign finances is a significant sectors in the current electoral system in Sri Lanka. A series of discussions with the view to accomplishing this endeavour was held recently as an initiative of Centre for Monitoring Election Violence and International Idea in order to create awareness in the […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 27 June, 2017

Basic Guide to the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

The issue of enforced disappearances has impacted Sri Lankan’s across the ethnic divide for decades. The use of enforced disappearances during the “youth insurrections” of the 1970’s and 80’s and during the protracted armed conflict by both state and non-state actors is well documented. Despite several commissions of inquiry appointed by successive governments to investigate […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 21 June, 2017

An enduring fear: Aluthgama in 2017

The homes that were burned and the stores that were damaged have been rebuilt; Aluthgama’s infrastructure hides the violence that it recently bore. Three years ago, around Poson poya day that fell in the middle of the month of Ramazan in 2014, a destructive display of racially-motivated violence occurred that continues to haunt its streets, […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 9 June, 2017

Guide to the Recommendations from the Consultation Task Force (CTF) on Reconciliation Mechanisms

The observations and recommendations of the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms (CTF) Report are informed by the consultation process and relate to the context in which reconciliation is being pursued and the proposed mechanisms to achieve it.  This guide attempts to capture key recommendations of the CTF Report and is not an exhaustive resource. […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 6 June, 2017

Press Release on SC SD 7/2017 [Code of Criminal Procedure (Special Provisions) Act No 2 of 2013 (Amendment) Bill]

6th June 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) welcomes the decision of the Government to withdraw the “Code of Criminal Procedure (Special Provisions) Act No 2 of 2013 (Amendment) Bill” (the Bill). The undertaking was given today in the Supreme Court by counsel appearing for the Attorney General’s department when the […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 1 June, 2017

The Centre for Policy Alternatives vs. Attorney-General (SC SD 7/2017)

June 1st 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Bill titled “Code of Criminal Procedure (Special Provisions) Act No 2 of 2013 (Amendment) Bill” (the Bill) was placed on the Order Paper of Parliament on 25 May 2017. The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director filed a Petition on 31 May 2017 in the […]

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