Centre for Policy Alternatives on 10 August, 2018

CPA Asks the Steering Committee to Publish ‘Draft Zero’

August 10th 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) notes the media coverage surrounding a document described as ‘Draft Zero’ – evidently produced by some legal experts resourcing the Constitutional Assembly process – which is reported to have been submitted to the Steering Committee. According to reports, this document sets out a scheme […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 1 August, 2018

Digital Dangers: CPA Flags Continued Use of Disinformation, Propaganda and Hate Speech in Sri Lanka

Disinformation, propaganda and hate speech continues to distort the digital space in Sri Lanka, the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) noted during a panel discussion organised by the Information Safety and Capacity (ISC) Project, which provides information security and capacity building assistance to civil society organisations, rights activists and independent media. The discussion was held […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 19 July, 2018

Civil Society Concerned with Implementing the Death Penalty & Providing Police Powers to the Military

19th July 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The undersigned civil society activists and groups in Sri Lanka express our deep concern about the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers to take steps towards implementing the death penalty. The death penalty has not been implemented in Sri Lanka since 1976, though it continues to remain as a punishment […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 6 July, 2018

Civil Society Raises Concerns with the Office for Reparations Bill

The undersigned civil society activists and groups in Sri Lanka express our deep concern with aspects of the draft Bill titled ‘Office for Reparations’ (the Bill) gazetted on 25th June 2018. While the undersigned have several concerns with the process and content of the draft Bill, two issues regarding the powers and functions of the […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 29 June, 2018

CPA Urges Swift Action in Adherence to the Rule of Law to Address Increase in Violence

29th June 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is alarmed by the recent spate of violence in Sri Lanka, including the custodial death this weekend, the death of a police constable and the inability of the authorities to contain the violence and bring perpetrators to justice. These incidents are evocative of […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 June, 2018

Civil Society Opposes the Nomination of Dr. Dayan Jayatilleke as Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Russia

22nd June 2018 Secretary to the High Post Committee Parliament of Sri Lanka Sri Jayawardenapura, Kotte Representations on the Nomination of Dr. Jayatilleke as Ambassador to Russia The following Sri Lankan civil society activists and organisations are deeply concerned by public reports indicating that the Government of Sri Lanka has proposed the name of Dr. Dayan […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 4 June, 2018

Making the Case for an Office for Reparations

June 4th 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Reparations are an essential part of transitional justice and focus on recognising and repairing past abuses. In 2015, the Government of Sri Lanka recognised the right to reparations by committing to the establishment of an Office for Reparations through at the 30th Session of the United Nations Human Rights […]

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