Centre for Policy Alternatives on 10 December, 2015

Commemorating International Human Rights Day 2015: Some Reflections on the Situation in Sri Lanka

With the political transition in 2015, Human Rights Day this year provides us an opportunity to reflect on the situation in Sri Lanka, identify areas for improvement and work towards realising greater respect, protection and promotion of human rights for all citizens. We have experienced and continue to experience a multiplicity of human rights challenges […]

Centre for Policy Alternatives on 1 December, 2015

An Introduction to the New Constitution

This booklet contains a collection of suggestions that can be taken into consideration if Sri Lanka is to have a new Constitution in the near future. These suggestions are specifically derived upon analyzing South Africa’s and Kenya’s Constitutions. The booklet would be most useful as a source for the public for information on constitution-making. Download […]

Centre for Policy Alternatives on 13 November, 2015

Bring them home: The long search for Sri Lanka’s ‘disappeared’

The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons (the Commission) was established on 15th August 2013 under Gazette No. 1823/42. Over a year into its mandate, the Commission continues to operate under circumstances that raise serious concerns in respect of the search for truth, justice and accountability in Sri Lanka. The Government of […]

Centre for Policy Alternatives on 20 October, 2015

Introduction to Public Participation in Constitution Making

CPA hosted a meeting for Civil Society to introduce its Programme on Citizen Participation in Constitution Making on the 13th of October at the OPA, Colombo. Senior Researcher from CPA Outreach, Lionel Guruge introduced attendees to the objectives of the proposed programme, which are mainly to ensure that citizen recommendations and aspirations were included in […]

Centre for Policy Alternatives on 12 November, 2013

New info graphics on post-war Sri Lanka

Social Indicator released two new info graphics today via Groundviews around post-war Sri Lanka’s economy and reconciliation. Both info graphics can be downloaded below. An economy that unites, reconciliation that divides in Sri Lanka can be read on Groundviews. Read the full report, the data from which the info graphics were created, here.

Centre for Policy Alternatives on 2 January, 2013

A Bi-Nationalist Perspective for Sri Lanka: Prospects for State Transformation in the Post- War Context

Asanga Welikala, Senior Researcher in the Legal & Constitutional Unit, delivered a lecture in Jaffna on 19th December 2012 on the topic of “A Bi-Nationalist Perspective for Sri Lanka: Prospects for State Transformation in the Post- War Context”. The lecture was organised by the Centre for Civil Society, and was held at ‘Kalaikottam’, Jaffna. Asanga’s […]

Centre for Policy Alternatives on 25 May, 2009

Full text of CPA’s response to The Sunday Times article titled “CPA-LTTE-TRINCO” – 15th October 2003

15th October, 2003 Mr. Sinha Ratnatunga The Editor The Sunday Times 08, Hunupitiya Cross Road Colombo 2 Dear Mr Ratnatunga, SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT: ‘CPA-LTTE-Trinco’ by Chris Kamalendran The Sunday Times, Sunday 12th October 2003 I am writing with reference to the above article which appeared in your edition of Sunday 12th October 2003. The article contains a series of […]