Centre for Policy Alternatives on 26 September, 2017

CPA Statement on the Release of the Interim Report of the Steering Committee to the Constitutional Assembly

26th September 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) welcomes the presentation of the Interim Report of the Steering Committee to the Constitutional Assembly on 21st September 2017. CPA now calls on the government to firmly commit to the next steps of the constitutional reform process, including by providing clear dates on when […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 14 September, 2017

150 Years Later: The Story of Tea – campaign recap

In August 2017, we celebrated 150 years of tea production in Sri Lanka. While there was much reported in the media around celebratory events by tea producers, distributors, and the hospitality industry, and the future of Ceylon tea, there was little to no mention whatsoever of the tea plantation workers without whose contribution the industry […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 13 September, 2017

CPA Concerned with Process to Operationalize the Office on Missing Persons (OMP)

13th September 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) raises serious concerns with the issuing of Gazette (extraordinary) No 2036/21 on 12th September 2017 by President Maithripala Sirisena qua Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation. CPA previously raised concerns when President Sirisena issued Gazette (extraordinary) 2028/45 assigning the Office on Missing Persons […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 3 July, 2017

CMEV seminar on the regulation of campaign finances and the declaration of assets & liabilities in elections

Formulating laws and introducing a mechanism for regulating campaign finances is a significant sectors in the current electoral system in Sri Lanka. A series of discussions with the view to accomplishing this endeavour was held recently as an initiative of Centre for Monitoring Election Violence and International Idea in order to create awareness in the […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 27 June, 2017

Basic Guide to the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

The issue of enforced disappearances has impacted Sri Lankan’s across the ethnic divide for decades. The use of enforced disappearances during the “youth insurrections” of the 1970’s and 80’s and during the protracted armed conflict by both state and non-state actors is well documented. Despite several commissions of inquiry appointed by successive governments to investigate […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 18 June, 2017

Serious Concerns with Recent Comments Made Against Attorney-at-Law Mr. Lakshan Dias

18 June 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply concerned about a recent statement made by Mr. Wijedasa Rajapakse, Minister for Justice and Buddha Sasana, stating that he would “take necessary steps to remove Mr. Lakshan Dias from the legal profession” if Mr.Dias did not apologise within 24hours for a […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 14 June, 2017

Corridors of Power | Website launch

14 June 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is pleased to announce the launch of a dedicated website for the international award-winning ‘Corridors of Power’, a path-breaking project marrying constitutional reform and theory with architecture. The project was selected as a finalist in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2017 awards, under the Urban Design […]

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