Centre for Policy Alternatives on 9 November, 2011

Arbitrary Blocking and Registration of Websites: The Continuing Violation of Freedom of Expression on the Internet

Download this press release in Tamil here, and in Sinhala here. English PDF can be downloaded here. ### 9th November 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka: We the undersigned civil society organisations and individuals express grave concern over the press release issued by the Director General of the Department of Government Information on 5th November 2011, which […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 September, 2011

CPA Statement on the new Regulations under the Prevention of Terrorism Act

23 September 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) condemns the government’s decision to perpetuate a number of the most widely used Emergency Regulations, such as those relating to detainees, purported ‘surrendees’ and local authorities, in the form of regulations under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). We believe that the reintroduction […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 August, 2011

CPA Statement On The Termination Of The State Of Emergency

27th August 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) welcomes the announcement made by the President to Parliament on 25th August 2011 that the government will not be seeking an extension to the state of emergency when it lapses by operation of law in September. Since the end of the war in […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 18 August, 2011

Topline survey report: Democracy in post-war Sri Lanka

18 August 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka – According to a new survey conducted by Social Indicator, the survey research unit of the Centre for Policy Alternatives, Sri Lankans are divided in opinion on the topic of reconciliation – about whether the government has done enough with regard to addressing the root causes of the conflict. […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 18 August, 2011

Press Release: Emergency Regulations and Local Government Elections

August 16, 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka: CPA notes the decision of the Elections Commissioner to hold elections in October to twenty-three local authorities, after elections to these authorities were effectively postponed for more than a year through the use of Emergency Regulations. The Commissioner’s decision was made while a number of cases, including one filed […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 29 June, 2011

H.M.M Sampath Kumara Vs. Officer in Charge of Police Station Katunayake-265/2011 and other Free Trade Zone Cases – SC FR- 266, 267, 268, 269, 270, 271, 272, 273, 274, 346, 347, 348 / 2011

CPA supported the filing of thirteen Fundamental Rights Petitions on 29th June 2011, by conducting research on the issue and supporting the filing of the cases. The subject matter of this case relates to the protest conducted by 50,000 workers and 84 factories on the 24th of May 2011, against the move by the Government […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 25 May, 2011

Media Monitoring Report, March 2011: Reportage of LLRC’s hearings in Puttalam and Mannar

The Media Unit of the Centre for Policy Alternatives conducts qualitative and quantitative monthly media monitoring of mainstream print and broadcast media in Sinhala and Tamil. Each month, mainstream media coverage of a specific incident, region or process is quantitatively and qualitatively analysed along with general observations on media bias and violation of established media […]

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