Centre for Policy Alternatives on 20 January, 2016

Launch of ‘Consumption and Perceptions of Mainstream and Social Media in the Western Province’

Consumption and Perceptions of Mainstream and Social Media in the Western Province 27 January 2016, 5 – 6.30pm, 1 Gower Street, Colombo 5. The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is pleased to launch the top-line report of a survey on the consumption and perceptions of mainstream and social media in the Western Province. From the […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 9 October, 2015

Saving Sunil: A study of dangerous speech around a Facebook page dedicated to Sgt. Sunil Rathnayake

‘Saving Sunil – a study of dangerous speech around Facebook page dedicated to Sgt. Sunil Rathnayake’ continues the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) study of online discourse, particularly over social media, around dangerous and hate speech, following its first report on the subject ‘Liking Violence: A Study of Hate Speech on Facebook in Sri Lanka’ […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 19 August, 2015

Colomboscope: Shadow Scenes (Exhibition)

Introducing #MyColombo, an exhibition curated by International Alert Sri Lanka and Cinnamon Colomboscope at Cinnamon Colomboscope: Shadow Scenes (Exhibition). Colombo is the political nerve-center and economic hub of Sri Lanka. It is a multicultural city with inhabitants from all walks of life hailing from the multiplicity of the Island’s various ethnicities and cultures. Due to […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 10 June, 2015

Up-Country Tamils: The Forgotten 4.2%

Sri Lanka has long been synonymous with fine tea; with a plantation history dating back to 1862 to an export value estimated to reach US$ 2,500 million this year, the humble beverage is the island’s pride across the globe. Accounting for nearly 14% of the country’s total export earnings, it is among the nation’s most […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 24 February, 2015

Cultural camps

The Outreach Unit of the Centre for Policy Alternatives recently carried out an arts and culture camp in the cities of Kandy and Badulla. Over 600 students from across the Central and Uva provinces attended the series of workshops and competitions; this is the first time both Sinhala and Tamil students have participated in an […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 4 February, 2015

#icanChangeSL & #wecanChangeSL: Shaping a new Sri Lanka

The Presidential poll of 8 January 2015 inspired the largest number of voters in Sri Lanka’s history to turn out to elect a new president. The #IVotedSL campaign, which went viral in the lead up to and on the day of the election, was an unprecedented effort over social media to enhance voter turnout. Thousands of Sri Lankans […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 2 January, 2015

#IVotedSL | Exercise your vote on the 8th!

Voting is an important civic responsibility and one way all of us exercise and enjoy our Sovereignty. This responsibility becomes particularly important during a Presidential Election, because of the immense power vested in this office. With less than one week to go for the 2015 Presidential Election, the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) officially […]

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