Centre for Policy Alternatives on 4 February, 2017

Behind the scenes: The making of luxury spaces in Colombo

In 2013 – 2014, at the height of evictions and involuntary relocations across the city by the then Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, the community at Station Passage was always mentioned by other affected communities as a case where the relocation process was a positive one. The residents were going to have their new […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 19 February, 2016

International Mother Language Day: A Look at Language Rights in Sri Lanka​

  When asked about what the official language in Sri Lanka is, a majority of Sri Lankans said that it is Sinhala only while only 15% gave the correct answer of Sinhala and Tamil. CPA has a long history of work in the field of language rights, one that speaks of great success for minority […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 January, 2016

Preliminary Submission by the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) to the Public Representation Commission

Listen to the submission, presented by the Executive Director of CPA Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu to the PRC on 22 January 2016  below. Download the submission as a MP3 here. The full text of the submission follows. Download it as a PDF here. The document can also be downloaded in Sinhala and Tamil. Preliminary Submission by […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 22 January, 2016

Preliminary Submission by the CPA to the Public Representation Committee on Constitution Making

This submission by the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) outlines our general views on the nature and form of a new constitutional settlement for Sri Lanka. It focuses on the major constitutional issues that are currently the subject of public debate and which featured in the democratic decision of the people of Sri Lanka in […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 10 December, 2015

Commemorating International Human Rights Day 2015: Some Reflections on the Situation in Sri Lanka

With the political transition in 2015, Human Rights Day this year provides us an opportunity to reflect on the situation in Sri Lanka, identify areas for improvement and work towards realising greater respect, protection and promotion of human rights for all citizens. We have experienced and continue to experience a multiplicity of human rights challenges […]

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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 18 November, 2013

Infographic: A tolerant Sri Lanka?

How tolerant is Sri Lanka? How agreeable are we to multiethnic schools, taking instructions from someone a different ethnic group, living in a truly multi-ethnic neighbourhood, marrying someone from a  different ethnicity? Download full resolution info graphic from here.

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