Centre for Policy Alternatives on 6 December, 2013

CPA remembers Nelson Mandela

6th December 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Marking the death of Nobel Peace Laureate and former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, the Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu called him a “remarkable leader, politician and statesman” and an “extraordinary human being”. In a short voice recording, Dr. Saravanamuttu said Mandela […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 18 November, 2013

Infographic: A tolerant Sri Lanka?

How tolerant is Sri Lanka? How agreeable are we to multiethnic schools, taking instructions from someone a different ethnic group, living in a truly multi-ethnic neighbourhood, marrying someone from a  different ethnicity? Download full resolution info graphic from here.

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 14 November, 2013

GLOBAL CALL FOR THE PROTECTION OF CIVIL SOCIETY IN SRI LANKA

14 November 2013: Over 100 activists from 50 countries meeting in Johannesburg during International Civil Society Week are deeply concerned by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakshe’s statement at the inauguration of the Commonwealth Peoples Forum in Colombo: “While diversity of opinion is natural in civil society, it is important that one basic quality should underpin […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 12 November, 2013

New info graphics on post-war Sri Lanka

Social Indicator released two new info graphics today via Groundviews around post-war Sri Lanka’s economy and reconciliation. Both info graphics can be downloaded below. An economy that unites, reconciliation that divides in Sri Lanka can be read on Groundviews. Read the full report, the data from which the info graphics were created, here.

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 8 November, 2013

Top line survey results: Democracy in post-war Sri Lanka

8th November 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: According to a new survey conducted by Social Indicator, the survey research unit of the Centre for Policy Alternatives, Sri Lankans continue to be divided on the topic of reconciliation. However, when it comes to the economy and development, priorities across the four main communities are similar. The top […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 5 November, 2013

CPA Petition Challenging Constitutionality of Appropriation Bill fixed for hearing on 4th November 2013

1 November 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director challenged the provisions of the Appropriation Bill for the financial year 2014 which was placed on the order paper of Parliament on the 22nd of October 2013. Access the petition as a PDF here, or read it online here. In its Petition CPA challenged […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 25 October, 2013

The Centre for Policy Alternatives Vs. Attorney General (Appropriation Bill) (SC SD 19/2013)

The Bill titled ‘Appropriation’ was placed on the Order Paper of Parliament on 22nd October 2013.The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director Dr. P. Saravanamuttu filed a Petition on 25th October 2013 in the Supreme Court (SC SD 19/2013) challenging the constitutionality of certain clauses of the Bill. CPA contended that clause […]

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