Centre for Policy Alternatives on 2 February, 2017

Two Years In Government: A review of the pledges made in 2015 through the lens of constitutional reform, governance and transitional justice

The political transition of January 2015 promised ambitious reforms and raised expectations accordingly. Two years on, serious concerns have emerged with regard to the National Unity Government’s reform project.  Despite some successes, the current public perception is of a slow pace or even stagnation. This in turn has resulted in disillusionment and disappointment, with questions posed […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 13 May, 2015

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LAW REFORM

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) has compiled the present document containing recommendations for legal reform in response to the call by the Law Commission of Sri Lanka through the Bar Association of Sri Lanka requesting submissions. CPA welcomes this call for public submissions and engages in the process, cognizant of its importance in the […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 17 December, 2014

The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons: Trends, Practices and Implications

Download this report in Tamil or Sinhala. ### The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons (the Commission) was established on 15th August 2013 under Gazette No. 1823/42. Over a year into its mandate, the Commission continues to operate under circumstances that raise serious concerns in respect of the search for truth, justice […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 10 February, 2010

CONTROVERSY WITH REGARD TO THE STATE MEDIA AND THE APPOINTMENT OF A COMPETENT AUTHORITY

14th January 2010, Colombo, Sri Lanka: It is now abundantly clear that a situation has arisen in which the State-controlled media is acting with complete disregard for the principles of balance and impartiality inherent to any notion of responsible and professional journalism (which apply with even greater force in the case of media institutions that […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 25 May, 2009

CPA CHALLENGES 18TH AND 19TH AMENDMENTS

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) has filed two petitions in the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka challenging the constitutionality of passing both the 18th and 19th Amendments to the Constitution with a two-thirds majority vote in Parliament. The reasons for the challenges are quite distinct from those of most of the other petitions. CPA’s […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 19 March, 2008

Abrogation of Ceasefire Agreement Will Escalate Spiral of Violence – Joint Statement, 17th January 2008

Abrogation of Ceasefire Agreement Will Escalate Spiral of Violence – Joint Statement, 17th January 2008Abrogation of Ceasefire Agreement Will Escalate Spiral of Violence – Joint Statement, 17th January 2008Abrogation of Ceasefire Agreement Will Escalate Spiral of Violence – Joint Statement, 17th January 2008

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 11 October, 2007

LANDMARK SUPREME COURT JUDGMENT TO PROTECT SOVEREIGNTY OF THE PEOPLE

CENTRE FOR POLICY ALTERNATIVES and DR. PAIKIASOTHY SARAVANAMUTTU, AND ROHAN EDRISINHA VS. DAYANANDA DISSANAYAKE AND SAMARAWEERA WEERAWANNI SC 26/27/2002 The Supreme Court in a judgment which has far reaching implications for the franchise and the protection of the sovereignty of the People overturned a decision of the Court of Appeal and issued a writ of […]

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