Centre for Policy Alternatives on 14 June, 2017

Corridors of Power | Website launch

14 June 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is pleased to announce the launch of a dedicated website for the international award-winning ‘Corridors of Power’, a path-breaking project marrying constitutional reform and theory with architecture. The project was selected as a finalist in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2017 awards, under the Urban Design […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 3 February, 2017

RTI in Sri Lanka – 2017

The Right to Information Act comes into effect today – the 3rd of February 2017. Here are some key facts on the act’s purpose, the information accessible through it and how to get about filing a request for information. Access the act in English, Sinhala and Tamil.  

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 11 August, 2016

The Act for the Office on Missing Persons – August 11th 2016

The Parliament of Sri Lanka voted today to establish the Office on Missing Persons (OMP), the first permanent office solely focusing on the issue. The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) welcomes this historic move in a context where thousands continue to search for their missing and disappeared loved ones and urges the establishment of the […]

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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 20 December, 2013

VILAASAM Video: Safeguarding Civil Rights of Plantation Sector Workers

As noted in our previous post, VILAASAMA which in olden day Sinhala means a ‘Missive’, and is translated into Tamil as VILAASAM, is the Report of the Project on Safeguarding Civil Rights of Plantation Sector Workers and highlights moments from the project and interviews with many of the stakeholders and beneficiaries involved. The right to […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 September, 2013

CPA invited to participate in President Obama’s Civil Society Roundtable

24 September 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, was invited by the White House to participate in a meeting, hosted by President Barack Obama, with heads of state and leaders of civil society, multilateral organizations, and the philanthropic community to discuss growing restrictions being placed […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 September, 2013

Launch of De Zoysa-Sivanayagam 2014 Fellowship in Global Journalism

Image courtesy Simon Fraser University On September 21, 2013, Sri Lankans Without Borders in partnership with Groundviews launched the De Zoysa-Sivanayagam 2014 Fellowship in Digital Journalism. As noted on SLWB’s website, Lasantha Wickrematunge led the fight for press freedom in Sri Lanka, “unbowed and unafraid,” for a number of years before he was assassinated in […]

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