Centre for Policy Alternatives on 12 June, 2014

Partnership to protect free expression online: Project Galileo

12 June 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives is pleased to welcome the launch of Project Galileo by CloudFlare as a global launch partner. Announcing the launch of the new initiative, CloudFlare notes, Project Galileo’s goal is to protect free expression online. Sites can participate in Project Galileo if they meet the following criteria: They are […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 29 May, 2014

‘Puravasi Sabhava’ publications in Sinhala and Tamil

  ‘Puravasi Sabhava’ publications in Sinhala and Tamil can be accessed here. Puravesi sabhava Tamil book (CPA) Puravesi sabhava – Leaflet (CPA) Puravesi sabhava Sinhala book (CPA)  

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 April, 2014

CPA complaint against the Independent Television Network of Sri Lanka (ITN) to be taken up on 24th April 2014

23rd April 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Complaint filed by the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director (Complaint No: HRC/3083/13) before the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) against the Independent Television Network of Sri Lanka (ITN) and its Chairmen will be taken up for hearing tomorrow (Thursday, 24th April 2014) at 10.30 at the […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 9 April, 2014

Forced evictions in Colombo: The ugly price of beautification

9 April 2014: The Centre for Policy Alternatives’ latest report “Forced Evictions in Colombo – The Ugly Price of Beautification” raises serious concerns with regard to the displacement of citizens in the city of Colombo due to the Urban Regeneration Project of the Urban Development Authority (UDA) and the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development. […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 25 March, 2014

Crowd funding update: Two months on, more support needed

24 March 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Please read and help us distribute this appeal in Tamil here or Sinhala here. CPA sincerely thanks all those who responded to its initial crowd sourcing appeal.  Your generous assistance will critically sustain our work in the challenging year ahead. Two months later, we take this opportunity to re-launch the appeal. Please note the […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 18 March, 2014

Statement on arbitrary detention of Human Rights Defenders

18th March 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply concerned by the arrest and detention last week of several individuals in the North and East, including Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) under the provisions of the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). CPA condemns these attempts by the Government of Sri Lanka […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 16 March, 2014

Media coverage for CPA report on flawed Government census

The Sunday Times today gave prominent publicity to CPA’s critique of the government’s ‘Census on human and property damages due to conflict – 2013’. Read the article on the website of the Sunday Times here, or download it as a PDF here. An image of how it appeared on the newspaper can be downloaded here.

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