Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 March, 2016

Truth to Truth

The International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims is marked globally on 24th March. It is a day to remember the victims of past abuses and promote the right to truth and justice. The right to truth is linked to governments’ duty and […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 21 March, 2016

INVITATION: ‘Truth to Truth’ exhibition

Download invitation in English, Tamil or Sinhala.  

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 18 March, 2016

LAUNCH: Right to the City Sri Lanka

18 March 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is pleased to announce the launch of an online initiative called Right to the City Sri Lanka with the aim of broadening the discussion on development, housing, displacement in Sri Lanka. We have a lot of stories, photos, videos from our work with […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 3 March, 2016

Voting in Hate: A study of hate speech on Facebook surrounding Sri Lanka’s Parliamentary Election of 2015

  3 March 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is pleased to release ‘Voting in Hate’ – a study of online hate speech surrounding Sri Lanka’s Parliamentary Election of 2015, authored by Roshini Wickremesinhe and Sanjana Hattotuwa. It is the latest of a series of studies published by CPA exploring the […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 February, 2016

Opinion Poll on Constitutional Reform

23 February 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka: In January 2016, Social Indicator, the survey research unit of the Centre for Policy Alternatives, conducted an opinion poll to gather views of the communities on key issues currently being discussed in Sri Lanka’s Constitutional reform process and what change they hope to see in the new Constitution. It […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 19 February, 2016

International Mother Language Day: A Look at Language Rights in Sri Lanka​

  When asked about what the official language in Sri Lanka is, a majority of Sri Lankans said that it is Sinhala only while only 15% gave the correct answer of Sinhala and Tamil. CPA has a long history of work in the field of language rights, one that speaks of great success for minority […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 January, 2016

Statement issued regarding President’s comments rejecting foreign personnel in justice mechanisms

27th January 2016 We, the undersigned activists and organisations from Sri Lanka, are seriously concerned by President Maithripala Sirisena’s recent statements where he rejected the possibility of participation of foreign personnel in proposed justice mechanisms to deal with human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law. He also went on to express his full […]

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