Centre for Policy Alternatives on 27 May, 2016


27th May 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka: News reports indicate that the former Director General of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission Anusha Palpita has been appointed as an Additional Secretary of the Home Affairs Ministry. As widely reported, Mr. Palpita is indicted before the High Court of Colombo in terms of the offences against the Public Property […]

Centre for Policy Alternatives on 4 May, 2016

Saama Vimarshi: March – April

This issue of the Saama Vimarshi is around the theme of Transitional Justice. The Sinhala newsletter can be downloaded here.

Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 April, 2016

The Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution: Content and Context

28 April 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) was pleased to publish the above volume edited by Dr Asanga Welikala, Research Fellow. The publication seeks to understand and explain the constitutional changes of the Nineteenth Amendment, through both a legal as well as more contextual political analysis. The Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution […]

Centre for Policy Alternatives on 20 April, 2016

Dynamics of Sinhala Buddhist Ethno-Nationalism in Post-War Sri Lanka

20 April, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Almost seven years have lapsed since the end of the war, yet Sri Lanka continues to remain a deeply divided society. Empirical evidence from the four waves of the ‘Democracy in post-war Sri Lanka’ public opinion survey conducted by Social Indicator (SI), the survey research arm of the Centre for […]

Centre for Policy Alternatives on 19 April, 2016

Democracy in Post War Sri Lanka | April 2016

19 April 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka: According to the latest ‘Democracy in Post War Sri Lanka’ survey conducted by Social Indicator, the survey research unit of the Centre for Policy Alternatives, Sri Lankans have a low level of confidence in the Government’s commitment towards eradicating corruption in the country. While 40.8% are of the opinion […]

Centre for Policy Alternatives on 16 April, 2016

Interview: Prospects for Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka

An interview with Howard Varney a few weeks ago held in Colombo attempted to demystify transitional justice and map out the challenges around reconciliation in Sri Lanka. As noted on the website of the International Centre for Transitional Justice, Howard Varney is a senior program adviser with ICTJ. His areas of expertise include truth-seeking, national […]

Centre for Policy Alternatives on 9 April, 2016

The Western Region Megapolis Master Plan and the Megapolis Authority

On the 23rd of April 2015, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal to commence the drafting of plans for the Western Region Megapolis Planning Project, and contemplates sweeping reforms in the agenda and policies concerning the economy & industry, infrastructure development, city planning, housing & relocation, and social welfare in the Western Province. Additionally, […]