National Advocacy Campaign for the Right to Information

A project jointly implemented by the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and the British Council, Sri Lanka, the National Advocacy Campaign for the Right to Information seeks to engender a wider awareness of the importance of information in governance and democracy for target groups and communities across the entire island.

The first two workshops in this series were conducted in March 2002. One the 28th of March 2003, a workshop for journalists was conducted in Colombo. On the 31st of March 2003, a similar workshop for journalists was conducted in Vavuniya. Both training sessions were conducted in Sinhala and Tamil.

The complete training manual for these two workshops, as well as the core module, can be downloaded from here.
Core Module

Module for Journalists – Slides

Module for Journalists – Training Manual

Centre for Policy Alternatives

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.