Centre for Policy Alternatives on 14 May, 2011

Audited accounts of Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV)

CMEV was formed in 1997 by the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), the Free Media Movement (FMM) and the Coalition Against Political Violence as an independent and non-partisan organisation to monitor the incidence of election related violence. Currently, CMEV is made up of CPA, FMM and INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre. Final report on election […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 11 May, 2011

Fundamental Rights application filed in Supreme Court seeking an election for Colombo Municipal Council

11 May 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, filed a fundamental rights application (SCFR 161/2011) in the Supreme Court on 4th May 2011 alleging that the Election Commissioner’s failure to hold elections to the Colombo Municipal Council constitutes a continuing violation of his right […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 9 May, 2011

Is the government intending to introduce more constitutional amendments?

9 May 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) notes the reports in the Daily Mirror and Lankadeepa newspapers of 5th May 2011, which disclose that the government is intending to bring further constitutional changes before Parliament soon. Citing government sources, the reports say that the proposed Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 25 March, 2011

The Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution: Substance and Process

Download the full document here. ### Introduction The 18th Amendment to the Constitution marks an important event in Sri Lanka’s constitutional evolution. It achieves what one might have thought was previously unthinkable, it makes Sri Lanka’s over-mighty executive even more powerful. The 18th Amendment removed the two term limit on holding the office of the […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 2 March, 2011

Mariyathas Basilraj Vs. Gotabaya Rajapaksha SC FR 387/2011 – and other Navaanthurai Fundamental Rights Applications – SC FR 387, 388, 389, 394, 391,396,395,407,408, 399, 397, 398, 402, 405, 406, 400, 401, 384, 385, 392, 393, 414/2011

CPA supported lawyers and human rights organisations in Jaffna to collect information relating to the incident in Navaanthurai, Jaffna District on 22nd and 23rd August 2011 where around 100 civilians were assaulted by the Sri Lanka Army and police. Further, support was provided for lawyers in Jaffna to draft papers to be able to file Fundamental […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 15 February, 2011

Citizens Peace Award for 2010

The Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu was awarded the Citizens Peace Award for 2010 by the National Peace Council of Sri Lanka. Dr. Saravanamuttu was selected from 52 nominations received following the announcement of the award in November 2010. ### 15 February 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Executive […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 20 May, 2010

Land in the Eastern Province – Politics, Policy and Conflict

In Sri Lanka, land has been a critical factor in the ethnic conflict that intensified and resulted in the outbreak of a war that spanned over two decades. In a post-war context the Government, political parties, civil society and citizens at large are faced with an unprecedented opportunity to address the root causes of the […]

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