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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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 9 June, 2017

Guide to the Recommendations from the Consultation Task Force (CTF) on Reconciliation Mechanisms

The observations and recommendations of the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms (CTF) Report are informed by the consultation process and relate to the context in which reconciliation is being pursued and the proposed mechanisms to achieve it.  This guide attempts to capture key recommendations of the CTF Report and is not an exhaustive resource. […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 1 June, 2017

A Call to President Maithripala Sirisena: Establish the Office of Missing Persons Immediately

1st June 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply concerned with the inaction of the Government of Sri Lanka in realising key promises made to a significant number of its citizens about the search for their disappeared and missing loved ones. Despite the numerous calls for action including persistent protests by […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 May, 2017

Effective Action and Accountability Needed Now to Counter Religious Violence and Tension

May 23rd 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply concerned about recent attacks and threats against Muslim places of worship and businesses as well as the use of inflammatory and insulting rhetoric against Islam.  CPA unreservedly condemns these actions and calls on the government and the law enforcement agencies to […]

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