Centre for Policy Alternatives on 30 May, 2015

Sri Lankan perceptions on life post-war

May 30 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka – Six years after the end of war in Sri Lanka, the four main ethnic communities are still divided when it comes to issues related to reconciliation. ‘Sri Lankan perceptions on life post war’ is a series of infographics looking key public opinion data from CPA’s ‘Democracy in Post […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 30 May, 2015

KEY ISSUES TO CONSIDER FOR TRUTH, JUSTICE AND REPARATIONS IN THE IMMEDIATE AND LONG TERM

Recent statements by the Government of Sri Lanka indicate some movement in the area of truth, justice and reparations in the coming months. The Minister for Foreign Affairs has earlier referred to a ‘credible domestic mechanism’[1] with the President most recently stating that a domestic process is to be initiated in June 2015.[2] Furthermore, the […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 29 May, 2015

A Brief Guide to the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution

The 19th Amendment to the 1978 Constitution is cited as one of the key policy achievements of President Maithripala Sirisena’s 100 day programme. It was passed in Parliament on 28th April 2015 with 212 Members of Parliament voting in favour and with a reported 174 amendments being considered during the committee stage of the Bill […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 29 May, 2015

Evicted under the World Bank’s Watch

Forcible demolition of 34 Watta homes when court case was ongoing, September 2014. Photograph by Selvaraj Rajasegar. “We were removed from our homes by force. The Army officers told us that they will bulldoze our houses whether we move out or not. They told us that we can either take these apartments or live on […]

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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 12 May, 2015

Forced Evictions in Colombo: High-rise Living

12th May 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka:  The Centre for Policy Alternatives’ second report on forced evictions in Sri Lanka’s capital city looks at evictions that took place under the previous Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, where as part of its beautification agenda they aimed to create a slum free Colombo by 2020. The report […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 9 May, 2015

Revoking the creation of the Special Zone for Heavy Industry in Sampur, Trincomalee

9th May 2015: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) welcomes President Maithripala Sirisena’s move to revoke the creation of the Special Zone for Heavy Industry in Sampur, Trincomalee and the land alienated to the Board of Investment (BOI) by gazette (extraordinary) No. 1913/19 dated 7th May 2015. The above gazette revokes gazette (extraordinary) No 1758/26 […]

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