Centre for Policy Alternatives on 2 June, 2012

Tamil Language Rights in Sri Lanka

2 June 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is pleased to release it’s latest tri-lingual publication, Tamil Language Rights in Sri Lanka. As noted in the Introduced penned by Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, the Executive Director of CPA, “‘Tamil Language Rights in Sri Lanka’ is written by a distinguished former civil servant […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 30 May, 2012

Short-Term Benchmarks for Peace and Reconciliation in Post-War Sri Lanka

30 May 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives is pleased to release it’s latest report, Short-Term Benchmarks for Peace and Reconciliation in Post-War Sri Lanka. The report provides a set of key measures that need to be implemented by the Government in the short term in order to achieve peace and reconciliation. […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 25 May, 2012

Tamil and Sinhala translations of LLRC Final Report’s recommendations

25 May 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) has repeatedly called upon the Government to make the final report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC), released in early December 2011, available in Sinhala and Tamil. Up until May 2012, several months after the release of the report in English, […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 30 April, 2012

Brief Note: Legal Framework Governing Places of Religious Worship in Sri Lanka

30 April 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka: This note is an introduction to the legal framework governing places of religious worship in Sri Lanka, with specific focus on the ownership and control of such land. Recent events such as the attack on the Jumma Mosque of Dambulla, the claim that the Mosque and other buildings in […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 20 March, 2012

Language rights in Sri Lanka: Display of bus route boards in all three languages

20 March 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka: That signboards are in Tamil on most buses plying in the North and East, and in Sinhala on those outside of these two provinces, was the basis of four submissions to the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka made by Lionel Guruge on behalf of the Centre for Policy […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 15 March, 2012

Question & Answer Sheet on the Resolution tabled at the United Nations Human Rights Council on Sri Lanka: March 2012

This document provides basic information on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the proposed resolution on Sri Lanka at the present 19th Session of the UNHRC and its implications. This document aims to clarify some of the basic facts and developments and dispel any misinformation and myths regarding the resolution and its impact on Sri […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 12 March, 2012

The Sri Lankan Case: Rhetoric, Reality and Next Steps?

12 March 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The last few weeks have witnessed increased activity by the Government of Sri Lanka in announcing various measures recently taken and to be taken to strengthen human rights, peace and reconciliation in Sri Lanka including the implementation of some interim and final recommendations of its own Lessons Learnt and […]

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