27 January 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives is pleased to launch two reports on post-war urban development in Colombo.
The first report (available online) ‘Living it down: Life after relocation in Colombo’s high rises’ is based on findings of a survey conducted with 1,222 households in Colombo forcibly relocated by the Rajapaksa regime while the second report (to be released next week) looks at urban development under the yahapalanaya government and raises serious questions about continuity of relocations of communities to high-rise apartments, ongoing acquisition of land for development projects and concerns regarding rights, transparency and entitlements going forward.
A discussion anchored to the content of the the reports will be held on 1st February 2017 from 5.00 – 7.00pm at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies, 24, Horton Place, Colombo 07. An agenda with a list of speakers will be shared next week.
All are welcome and entrance is free.
The reports as well as copies of the Executive Summary in Sinhala and Tamil will be available at the venue.