Centre for Policy Alternatives on 10 February, 2015

Action required for promoting openness in the 100-day reform process and the consolidation of constitutional democracy

Download this press release in Tamil here and in Sinhala here. ### 10 February 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) welcomes the general direction of the government’s 100-day reforms programme that is currently underway. After decades of intolerable battering, Sri Lanka’s democratic procedures and institutions are badly in need of reform and […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 10 February, 2015

Saama Vimarshi – February and March 2015

Download the February and March 2015 edition of Saama Vimarshi here or read it online here.

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 5 February, 2015

CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT ON HUMAN RIGHTS

4 February 2015: We, the undersigned conveners on behalf of civil society organizations and individuals who have focused on human rights protection through the dark and dangerous days of the Rajapaksa regime, welcome the victory of Mr. Maithripala Sirisena in the 08th January 2015 Presidential Election and the formation of a new government. We look […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 4 February, 2015

#icanChangeSL & #wecanChangeSL: Shaping a new Sri Lanka

The Presidential poll of 8 January 2015 inspired the largest number of voters in Sri Lanka’s history to turn out to elect a new president. The #IVotedSL campaign, which went viral in the lead up to and on the day of the election, was an unprecedented effort over social media to enhance voter turnout. Thousands of Sri Lankans […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 31 January, 2015

RE-QUALIFYING FOR THE EUROPEAN UNION’S ‘GSP PLUS’ TARIFF CONCESSION AND FULFILLING SRI LANKA’S OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE ICCPR

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) notes media reports to the effect that the new government of Sri Lanka is actively seeking re-entry to the European Union’s GSP Plus scheme, from which Sri Lanka was excluded in 2008 due to the confrontational approach adopted by the previous government. The policy of the previous government was […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 27 January, 2015

The Internet as a medium for free expression: A Sri Lankan legal perspective

Commissioned by and written in consultation with the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), ‘The Internet as a medium for free expression: A Sri Lankan legal perspective’ by J.C. Weliamuna looks at the legal framework governing the freedom of expression online in Sri Lanka. J.C. Weliamuna is a well-known Attorney-at-Law, human rights activist and the recipient […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 14 January, 2015

Statement on the Presidential Election 2015

Download this statement in Tamil here, and in Sinhala here. ### CPA welcomes the victory of the Common Opposition Candidate Mr. Maithripala Sirisena in the Presidential Election of January 08th 2015. We wish President Sirisena the very best in office and in particular, with the implementation of his 100 day programme of reform. The election […]

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