Centre for Policy Alternatives on 9 November, 2011

Arbitrary Blocking and Registration of Websites: The Continuing Violation of Freedom of Expression on the Internet

Download this press release in Tamil here, and in Sinhala here. English PDF can be downloaded here. ### 9th November 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka: We the undersigned civil society organisations and individuals express grave concern over the press release issued by the Director General of the Department of Government Information on 5th November 2011, which […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 September, 2011

CPA Statement on the new Regulations under the Prevention of Terrorism Act

23 September 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) condemns the government’s decision to perpetuate a number of the most widely used Emergency Regulations, such as those relating to detainees, purported ‘surrendees’ and local authorities, in the form of regulations under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). We believe that the reintroduction […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 August, 2011

CPA Statement On The Termination Of The State Of Emergency

27th August 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) welcomes the announcement made by the President to Parliament on 25th August 2011 that the government will not be seeking an extension to the state of emergency when it lapses by operation of law in September. Since the end of the war in […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 18 August, 2011

Topline survey report: Democracy in post-war Sri Lanka

18 August 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka – According to a new survey conducted by Social Indicator, the survey research unit of the Centre for Policy Alternatives, Sri Lankans are divided in opinion on the topic of reconciliation – about whether the government has done enough with regard to addressing the root causes of the conflict. […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 18 August, 2011

Press Release: Emergency Regulations and Local Government Elections

August 16, 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka: CPA notes the decision of the Elections Commissioner to hold elections in October to twenty-three local authorities, after elections to these authorities were effectively postponed for more than a year through the use of Emergency Regulations. The Commissioner’s decision was made while a number of cases, including one filed […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 July, 2011

CPA Statement on Local Government Elections 23 July 2011

23 July 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) notes the conclusion of the second phase of the 2011 local government elections held today. The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) of which CPA is a constituent member, did not deploy monitors in the field in the present phase of the local […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 11 May, 2011

Fundamental Rights application filed in Supreme Court seeking an election for Colombo Municipal Council

11 May 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, filed a fundamental rights application (SCFR 161/2011) in the Supreme Court on 4th May 2011 alleging that the Election Commissioner’s failure to hold elections to the Colombo Municipal Council constitutes a continuing violation of his right […]

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