Centre for Policy Alternatives on 18 April, 2017

CPA Working Papers on Constitutional Reform | Working Papers 15 to 18

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is delighted to publish four new papers in its CPA Working Papers on Constitutional Reform series. In Working Paper No.15, A Constitutional Court for Sri Lanka? Perceptions, Potential and Pitfalls, Dr Tom Gerald Daly asks, what promise does the possible establishment of a constitutional court hold out for Sri […]

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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 24 March, 2017

Oral Statement delivered by Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu  at the Interactive Dialogue with High Commissioner on Report on Sri Lanka

Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu. Oral Statement delivered by Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu  at the Interactive Dialogue with High Commissioner on Report on Sri Lanka. I appear before you as a human rights defender who was labeled a traitor and terrorist because of a staunch belief in a citizen’s responsibility to protect and strengthen human rights, justice and […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 22 March, 2017

Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2017: Finalist

22 March 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is pleased to announce the ‘Corridors of Power’, a path-breaking project marrying constitutional reform and theory with architecture, is a finalist in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2017 awards, under the Urban Design category. As noted online, “Fast Company sifted through more than […]

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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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