On the 26th of March 2002, the CPA organised a closed-door seminar that addressed human rights concerns in Sri Lanka's current process towards peace and a negotiated settlement to the ethnic conflict titled 'Human Rights and Conflict Resolution: Sri Lanka's Dilemma'. The discussion was facilitated by Mr. Ian Martin, former Secretary General of Amnesty International. A report of the seminar is available here.
The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) was formed in 1996 in the firm belief that there is an urgent need to strengthen institution- and capacity-building for good governance and conflict transformation in Sri Lanka and that non-partisan civil society groups have an important and constructive contribution to make to this process. Focusing primarily on issues of governance and conflict resolution, CPA is committed to programmes of research and advocacy through which public policy is critiqued, alternatives identified and disseminated.