Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 11 February, 2020

Launch of Frames of Power: Citizen modelling perceptions of Sri lanka’s constitution

Building on the critically acclaimed Corridors of Power project, Frames of Power is a pioneering & unique web platform for citizens to visually model & compare perceptions of constitutional power. Democratic by design, Frames of Power helps expose & explore perceptions of political power, from acceptance to resistance.  Conceived & produced by Sanjana Hattotuwa, the Founding […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 8 February, 2020

Centre for Policy Alternatives v Attorney General (SC FR 32 /2020)

7th February 2020, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu filed a Fundamental Rights application challenging some powers granted to the Commission of Inquiry to Investigate Allegations of Political Victimization During the Period Commencing 08th January 2015 and Ending 16th November 2019 (The CoI), appointed by Gazette (Extraordinary) […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 11 December, 2019

Aftermath and reportage of incident involving alleged abduction of Swiss Embassy employee

11 December 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply concerned with recent events in the aftermath of the incident in which an employee of the Embassy of Switzerland in Sri Lanka was allegedly abducted, sexually harassed, and questioned by unidentified persons regarding embassy related matters, on or about the 27th […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 18 November, 2019

Centre for Policy Alternatives v Attorney General ( SC FR 449/2019)

14th November 2019, The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu filed a fundamental rights application challenging the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers to allow President Maithripala Sirisena the continuous use of the residence currently used by him, and to cover the costs associated with same. In their Petition, […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 13 November, 2019

Anomalies with affidavit submitted by Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa

13 November 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) are deeply concerned with recent developments that may impact the Presidential Election due on 16th November. These stem from recent media reports that highlight to several anomalies with the affidavit submitted by Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 7 November, 2019

Letter to Facebook: Urgent need for rollout of platform affordances for greater oversight of campaign spending

7 November 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is releasing a letter sent to Mr Senura Abeywardene, the Country Representative for Sri Lanka at Facebook, on 30 September 2019, with specific asks around ads oversight in relation to the 2019 Presidential Election. Download the letter as a PDF here. It is also […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 30 September, 2019

CPA calls for urgent action to address recent events in Mullaitivu District

30 September 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply troubled by the recent incidents in the Mullaitivu District around the disputed land between a Neeraviyadi Pillaiyar Kovil and Mullaitivu Gurukanda Purana Rajamaha Viharaya, that is illustrative of the fault lines of conflict in post war Sri Lanka. The incident speaks […]

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