Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 20 September, 2013

Northern Provincial Council Election 2013 – Communiqué No 6

On 20th September 2013, Chulipuram, Vadukkodai Electorate, Jaffna District, Northen Province. As reported by CMEV Field Monitor, the residence and campaign office of Ananthi Sasidharan (TNA Candidate No1– Jaffna District) in Tholipuram in the Chulipuram area was attacked, allegedly, by a group of military personnel at around midnight on 19th September. Some of the attackers […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 20 September, 2013

Northern Provincial Council Election 2013 – Communiqué No 5

On 19th September 2013, Kollankalati, Kankasanthurai Electorate, Northern Province CMEV Field Monitor reported that the majority of villagers in Kollankalatti are in fear on account of unidentified groups roaming the village. He reported that sections of the community were considering not voting. Some of them had attended the Point Pedro TNA rally two days ago […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 20 September, 2013

Northern Provincial Council Election 2013 – Communiqué No 4

On 18th September 2013 at 11.30 a.m: Northern Province, Jaffna Electoral District, Chavakachchari Electorate at Mirisuvil Durgaiamman Kovil, Chavakachchari. Mr. Arunachalam Balakumaran, Member of Chavachacheri Urban Council (TNA) – a witness to the incident- reported that, around 12.00 p.m, a group of 25 to 30 people were distributing UPFA propaganda material near the Mirisuvil Durgaiamman […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 20 September, 2013

Northern Provincial Council Election 2013 – Communiqué No 3

On 17thSeptember 2013 at 12.45 a.m: Northern Province, Jaffna Electoral District, and Karainagar Electorate at Kovalam. The residence of Karainagar Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Velayudam Anaimugan (TNA) was stoned at about 12.45 a.m by a group of unknown persons. Mr. Anaimugan stated that while he was returning from the TNA election meeting held near the Sivakamy […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 19 September, 2013

Samathana Nokku August-September 2013

Download a PDF of Saama Vimarshi (in Sinhala) here. Read it online here.

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 17 September, 2013

Protracted Displacement, Urgent Solutions: Prospects for Durable Solutions for Protracted IDPs in Sri Lanka

Significant changes have taken place in post-war Sri Lanka that have assisted the improvement in the lives of those affected by displacement and over 480,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have been able to return to their homes and communities. However, four years after the war displacement continues to be a lagging problem. Persons living in […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 15 September, 2013

Northern Provincial Council Election 2013 – Communiqué No 2

As at 4.30 pm on Sunday 15<sup>th</sup> September, the following reports of election –related violence in the Northern Provincial Council election have been received by CMEV: <b>13<sup>th</sup> September 2013, Kodikamaam Electorate, Jaffna Electoral District, Northern Province:</b> CMEV field monitor reported that CID officers had questioned TNA supporters about leaflets they were distributing and had informed […]

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