Centre for Policy Alternatives on 16 April, 2016

Interview: Prospects for Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka

An interview with Howard Varney a few weeks ago held in Colombo attempted to demystify transitional justice and map out the challenges around reconciliation in Sri Lanka. As noted on the website of the International Centre for Transitional Justice, Howard Varney is a senior program adviser with ICTJ. His areas of expertise include truth-seeking, national […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 3 April, 2014

Audio interview on UNHRC Resolution on Sri Lanka

CPA’s Executive Director Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu on the UNHRC’s resolution on Sri Lanka and its implications for the country. “In terms of the fallout here in Sri Lanka I think we’ve had a very definite foretaste when Father Praveen and Ruki were detained, Jeyakumari is still in detention, there were a whole lot of cordon […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 12 March, 2014

Critiquing the Government’s progress report of LLRC recommendations

Luwie Ganeshathasan, Researcher with the Legal and Constitutional Unit at CPA, speaking on the LLRC’s NPoA progress: “In July 2012 the cabinet of ministers approved the national action plan for the implementation of the LLRC recommendations. There are several concerns regarding this document, the main being the difference between the activities proposed under the action […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 12 March, 2014

Critique of government’s ‘Census on human and property damages due to conflict – 2013’

Iromi Perera, Head of Social Indicator at CPA on the results of the ‘Census on human and property damages due to conflict – 2013’ due to be published in March 2014 by the Department of Census and Statistics. “Many government officials have gone on record to say that this census will help the government arrive […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 12 March, 2014

The draft resolution on Sri Lanka tabled at the UN HRC: Comment by Executive Director

CPA’s Executive Director Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu on the draft resolution on Sri Lanka tabled at the UN HRC’s 25th session, and its implications for the country. “This resolution as attested to by the draft also does point to continuing violations for example with regards to religious freedom, the impeachment of the chief justice, the continuing […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 6 March, 2014

CPA Outlook 2014

6 March 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: In 2014 Sri Lanka will be subjected to a number of landmark events including elections, 5 years since the end of the war and the 25th Human Rights Council session in March. This publication contains a series of short interviews with the Executive Director, Unit Heads, Researchers and curators […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 11 August, 2013

Interview with Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu on Weliweriya violence

Transcript of an in-house interview with CPA’s Executive Director, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu on the recent violence in Weliweriya. See also CPA’s press release in this regard. ### I think the most important thing with regards to what happened in Weliweriya is the simple fact that it is now becoming standard operating procedure that when citizens in […]

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