Centre for Policy Alternatives on 26 April, 2016

New website for Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA)

27 April 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives is pleased to officially launch its new institutional website. Completely re-designed, the new site makes it easier to find the Centre’s output across the wide range of its research and advocacy. The new site is also based on a responsive design, which means that […]

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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 6 April, 2016

SAMPUR: Documentary

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) has documented and litigated on land issues and the rights of affected communities for over a decade with specific focus on issues related to the war and post war context. One specific case where CPA has been active is the displacement of over 12,000 individuals in 2006 from Sampur, […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 31 March, 2016

SAMPUR: Documentary trailer

  Thousands of individuals from across Sri Lanka have been displaced for years, some multiple times. For over a decade, the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) has documented issues related to displacement and returns, advocating reform and litigating on unjust and arbitrary practices. Two cases CPA has followed closely for years, supporting litigation and advocating […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 25 March, 2016

Catalogue and details: ‘Truth to Truth’ exhibition

The catalogue of the ‘Truth to Truth’ exhibition can be accessed here. The exhibition will run till the 28th of March at the JDA Perera Gallery, 46, Horton Place, Colombo 7, from 10am to 7pm. Some photos from opening night can be seen on below. The video of the panel discussion held on the opening […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 18 March, 2016

LAUNCH: Right to the City Sri Lanka

18 March 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is pleased to announce the launch of an online initiative called Right to the City Sri Lanka with the aim of broadening the discussion on development, housing, displacement in Sri Lanka. We have a lot of stories, photos, videos from our work with […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 16 February, 2016

Convergence: On Religious Diversity and Freedom in Sri Lanka

The last three decades of Sri Lanka’s history is largely defined by violent conflict, especially in the North and East of the country. Since that war came to an end in May of 2009, we have also seen the rise of extremist religious and other racist groups, including from within the Buddhist clergy. CPA travelled […]

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