Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 May, 2017

Effective Action and Accountability Needed Now to Counter Religious Violence and Tension

May 23rd 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply concerned about recent attacks and threats against Muslim places of worship and businesses as well as the use of inflammatory and insulting rhetoric against Islam.  CPA unreservedly condemns these actions and calls on the government and the law enforcement agencies to […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 19 May, 2017

THE NEED TO REBOOT RECONCILIATION IN POST-WAR SRI LANKA

May 19th 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The eighth anniversary of the end of the war draws attention to the progress made and prospects for meaningful reconciliation. At the expense of the multi-faceted challenge of transitional justice and reconciliation, attention, in recent years, has focused heavily on the last stage of the war, in particular the […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 3 May, 2017

‘They Promised Us Answers’: Justice delayed for the disappeared

This feature follows CPA’s extensive work on the topic of enforced disappearances, in terms of monitoring of commissions or recommendations for strengthening of the legislation of the Office of Missing Persons. It is compiled of interviews and photos from several protests demanding justice across the Northern Province, by way of the return of family members and […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 3 April, 2017

Opinion Poll on Constitutional Reform – Topline Report

3 April 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives’ latest opinion poll on constitutional reforms reveals that only 1.1% of Sri Lankans believe that the government’s performance since January 2015 has been excellent and does not need any improvements. 42.3% said that the performance has been good but the government needs to show […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 3 April, 2017

Strengthening Women’s Political Representation at Local Level

​Centre for Policy Alternatives organised a discussion on the political representation of women in local politics at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute with the participation of Hon. Minister Faizer Musthafa and Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Executive Director of CPA. Ms. Gayani Premathilake, Legal Officer of the Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government delivered a lecture on women’s […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 20 March, 2017

REBOOTING THE CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM PROCESS: A CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT

It is now over two months since the constitutional reform process effectively went into abeyance, with the indefinite postponement in January of the submission of the Steering Committee’s Interim Report to the Constitutional Assembly for debate. Substantial work was undertaken during 2015, including the work of the Public Representations Committee, the Subcommittees of the Constitutional […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 10 March, 2017

CPA STATEMENT ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (SPECIAL PROVISIONS) ACT NO. 2 OF 2013 – (RIGHTS OF DETAINEES – ACCESS TO LEGAL COUNSEL)

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply concerned by the Bill titled Amendment to the Code of Criminal Procedure (Special Provisions) Act No. 2 of 2013 – (rights of detainees – access to legal counsel) which was approved by Cabinet of Ministers on the 21st February 2017 and gazetted on the 6th March 2017. […]

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