Centre for Policy Alternatives on 4 March, 2014

JOINT CIVIL SOCIETY MEMORANDUM TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

Download the following statement as a PDF here or read it online here. ### We recognize the framework agreed upon in resolutions 21/1 HRC (2012) and 22/1 HRC 2013 supporting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka and efforts made by member states calling on the Sri Lankan government to address grave violations of human rights and […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 14 December, 2013

Letter to Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka

The following text was sent as a letter addressing the Chairman, Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka today. It was signed by Sudarshana Gunawardana of Rights Now Collective for Democracy on behalf of 16 civil society organisations. This was faxed to the Human Rights Commission today (Friday 13.12.2013) and it will be sent to the […]

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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 8 November, 2013

Joint Civil Society Memorandum to Commonwealth Heads of State

Download the official PDF here, with logos and formatting. The plain text version can be read below. ### We the undersigned civil society organizations who made joint submissions to the Universal Periodic Review on Sri Lanka in the UN Human Rights Council in November 2012, will not be participating in the November 2013 Peoples’ Forum […]

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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 10 October, 2009

Monitoring election violence in Sri Lanka Southern Provincial Council Election 2009: Interim Report

8th October 2009: CMEV has recorded a cumulative total of 95 incidents since its commenced monitoring. Of the total of 95 incidents, the number of Major incidents have gone up to 26 while 69 incidents have been categorized as Minor. The highest number of Major incidents have been reported from the Galle district – 14 […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 9 October, 2009

Post-war politics

Article written by Sanjana Hattotuwa, Senior Researcher, CPA published in The Sunday Leader, 11 October 2009. Post-war politicsPost-war politicsPost-war politicsPost-war politicsPost-war politicsPost-war politicsPost-war politicsPost-war politicsPost-war politics

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