Centre for Policy Alternatives on 17 June, 2015

Reforming Sri Lankan Presidentialism: Provenance, Problems and Prospects

Access the dedicated site for the book here. ### Following on from the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA)’s previous two-volume collection, The Sri Lankan Republic at 40: Reflections on Constitutional History, Theory and Practice (2012), it represents an experiment with publishing scholarly thinking on issues of constitutional significance in the public interest, which I hope […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 13 June, 2015

Changes in Government’s approach to resettlement of communities in Colombo

13th June 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) welcomes the statement by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe suspending reclamation of land in the Colombo and the forceful eviction of residents under the guise of development. CPA has for some time raised the issue of forced evictions in Colombo under the Rajapaksa regime, […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 8 June, 2015

Raising Concerns with the Work and Progress of the Commission

8 June, 2015 Mr. Maxwell Paranagama, Chairman Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons No. 9/8, Suranimala Place, Colombo 06. Dear Sir, Raising Concerns with the Work and Progress of the Commission  The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) has monitored and engaged with the Presidential Commission to Investigate In to Complaints Regarding Missing […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 5 June, 2015

THE URGENT NEED FOR FRESH PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS: CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT

5 June 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka: It is now more than a month after the 23rd of April 2015, promised as the date for the dissolution of Parliament in the 100-day programme of the National Democratic Front presidential election manifesto. It is becoming increasingly clear that the momentum generated by the historic January 2015 presidential […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 31 May, 2015

STATEMENT ON THE TWENTIETH AMENDMENT

30th May 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) expresses its serious concern at the lack of clarity in the public discourse on electoral reforms in the country that has generated widespread misconceptions and confusion in the minds of the public. Many individuals and organisations have indicated support for the proposed Twentieth […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 9 May, 2015

Revoking the creation of the Special Zone for Heavy Industry in Sampur, Trincomalee

9th May 2015: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) welcomes President Maithripala Sirisena’s move to revoke the creation of the Special Zone for Heavy Industry in Sampur, Trincomalee and the land alienated to the Board of Investment (BOI) by gazette (extraordinary) No. 1913/19 dated 7th May 2015. The above gazette revokes gazette (extraordinary) No 1758/26 […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 10 March, 2015

Devolution in the Northern Province: September 2013 – February 2015

The first elections of the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) held in September 2013 provided an important opportunity to test the utility of the Thirteenth Amendment in devolving power. Until then, the Northern Province was essentially under Central administration (through the Governor) for the larger part of its existence since the enactment of the Thirteenth Amendment. […]

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