Centre for Policy Alternatives on 16 September, 2014

INFOGRAPHIC: Religious Violence in Post-War Sri Lanka

Religious tensions have been exacerbated in post-war Sri Lanka, contrary to claims by the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) that attacks against places of religious worship are isolated incidents. In Mach 2013, the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) published a report highlighting concerns about violence and intolerance against all religious communities in the country. The […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 11 September, 2014

INFOGRAPHIC: Presidential Commission on Missing Persons

The Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons (the Commission), was established over a year ago on 15th August 2013 by Gazette 1823/42. The sole purpose of the Commission was to investigate and inquire into cases of disappearances in the Northern and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka. In March 2014, the […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 9 September, 2014

INFOGRAPHIC: LLRC Implementation Statistics

The Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) report, along with the National Action Plan to implement the recommendations of the LLRC (Action Plan), are the two key documents produced by the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) outlining its process of reconciliation after three decades of war. Over two years have passed since the Cabinet approved […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 5 September, 2014

The Need for a Strong Victim and Witness Assistance and Protection Mechanism

5 September 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) welcomes the Bill titled “Assistance to and Protection of Victims of Crime and Witnesses” (referred to as the Bill) issued on 11th August 2014. At the outset, CPA acknowledges that the Bill in its present form is an improvement on previous drafts but […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 August, 2014

Petition challenging the directive issued by the UDA

20th August 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) supported a group of Petitioners from “34 Watta”, Wanathamulla, Borella to file a writ application [CA (Writ) 283/14] in the Court of Appeal against the Urban Development Authority (UDA) and other actors challenging the directive issued by the UDA ordering them to move […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 August, 2014

Vacancy: Media Relations and Communications Officer

Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) has an opportunity for an experienced individual to be our MEDIA RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER. EXPERIENCE: Should have sound experience in web based social media curation and content creation, over Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, SoundCloud and Flickr platforms in particular. High competency in Microsoft Office suite and any leading DTP application, […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 5 August, 2014

Condemnation of violent attack on discussion with families of the disappeared

5 August 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) vehemently condemns the violent attack by a group of Buddhist monks and supporters on a discussion held in Colombo with the families of the disappeared on 4th August 2014. The discussion, at which, families had gathered to share reflections on the search for […]

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