Centre for Policy Alternatives on 9 October, 2013

7th Issue of Vibasha Newsletter

7th Edition Vibhasha in Sinhala 7th Edition Vibhasha in Tamil 7th Edition Vibhasha in English

Centre for Policy Alternatives on 1 October, 2013

Peace Monitor, Volume 10, Issue 2 – September 2013

Download a copy of the latest Peace Monitor here. Peace Monitor is a newsletter of the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA). The CPA was formed in the firm belief that the civil society contribution to public policy debate is vital and in need of strengthening. In fulfillment of its mandate, CPA focuses on issues of […]

Centre for Policy Alternatives on 17 September, 2013

Protracted Displacement, Urgent Solutions: Prospects for Durable Solutions for Protracted IDPs in Sri Lanka

Significant changes have taken place in post-war Sri Lanka that have assisted the improvement in the lives of those affected by displacement and over 480,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have been able to return to their homes and communities. However, four years after the war displacement continues to be a lagging problem. Persons living in […]

Centre for Policy Alternatives on 3 September, 2013

Northern Provincial Council Elections – September 2013

2 September 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) has commenced monitoring the forthcoming Northern Provincial Council Elections 2013. Cooperation and assistance rendered by election officials, police, political parties, candidates, media and public in the past has been invaluable to the exercise and we look forward to similar cooperation in this […]

Centre for Policy Alternatives on 27 August, 2013

A Critique: HIV/AIDS and the Legal and Policy Framework in Sri Lanka

Official figures indicate Sri Lanka to be a low prevalence country but numerous factors could contribute towards the possibility of an outbreak of HIV / AIDS. These factors include poverty, lack of awareness, low condom use and the presence of numerous vulnerable groups. This coupled with the high levels of stigma and discrimination prevents many […]

Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 August, 2013

Saama Vimarshee (2nd Edition, 2013 August-September)

Download a PDF of Saama Vimarshi (in Sinhala) here. Read it online here.

Centre for Policy Alternatives on 21 August, 2013

Press Release on new laws over defamation of major religions

21 August 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply concerned by reports that the Ministry of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs is to introduce new laws seeking action against publications that ‘defame the original teachings and traditions of the major religions’. These reports state that as a first step, a […]