Strengthening the Peace Process: Opportunities and Challenges

The report of the proceedings of a seminar titled “Strengthening the Peace Process: Opportunities and Challenges” organised by the Departments of Surgery and History of the University of Jaffna and the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), held from 18th to 20th May 2002. The seminar was chaired by Prof. S. K. Sitrampalam of the Department of History, University of Jaffna. The panel comprised Dr. Dayalan Ambalavaner of the Department of Surgery, University of Jaffna, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Mr. Rohan Edrisinha and Mr. Sunanda Deshapriya of the CPA, and Professor Nicholas Haysom, Legal and Constitutional Affairs Advisor to former President Nelson Mandela of South Africa, who was present at the invitation of the organisers.
Strengthening the Peace Process: Opportunities and Challenges

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.