Centre for Policy Alternatives on 25 August, 2021

Mangala Samaraweera: An Appreciation

25th, August, 2021, Mangala Samaraweera was a personal friend and a friend of CPA.  He shared our vision and dream of a Sri Lanka in which all of its peoples would respect each other and strive together for the peace, prosperity and reconciliation, our country desires and deserves.  Like us, he believed in the Rule […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 13 August, 2021

Is the Cure Worse than the Disease? Reflections on COVID Governance in Sri Lanka

13th August, 2021 – Is the Cure Worse than the Disease? Reflections on Pandemic Governance in Sri Lanka is the result of an initiative of Social Indicator (SI), the survey research arm of the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA). The ‘Socio-Economic Index In the Face of COVID-19’, an island wide opinion poll conducted from February-March […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 26 July, 2021

Centre for Policy Alternatives Files Petition in the Supreme Court (SC SD 28/2021) against proposed Finance Bill

On the 26th July 2021, The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu filed a Petition in the Supreme Court (SC SD 28/2021) challenging the proposed Finance Bill, which was placed on the order paper of Parliament on the 20th of July 2021. The Bill seeks to provide an amnesty […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 July, 2021

Civil Society statement calling on an end to impunity on child labour, trafficking, and sexual exploitation

23rd July, 2020, On 2021.07.03 Friday, Ms. Jude Kumar Ishalini of Diyagama, Hatton—an underaged girl employed as a domestic aide at the residence of former Minister and present Member of Parliament Mr. Rishad Bathiudeen was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital with burn injuries. She succumbed to her injuries on the 15th while receiving treatment in […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 19 July, 2021

A brief guide to the 20th Amendment to the Constitution

19th July, 2021, The Sri Lankan government enacted a Constitutional Amendment within the first two months of its coming into power in August, 2020. The 20th Amendment to the Constitution, so enacted, bears as its central feature the concentration of powers in the Executive President, and thereby erodes several of the democratic reforms introduced by […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 13 July, 2021

Sri Lanka’s Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour: A Critique of Promises Made and Present Trends

July 13 2021, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka is at present confronted with unprecedented challenges. The COVID-19 crisis in Sri Lanka has been characterized not only by the immediate public health and economic challenges which have been pervasive across the world. It has also brought to the fore a number of underlying issues that have […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 7 July, 2021

CPA statement on the Constitutionality of the SLPP National List Appointment

7th July 2021, The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is concerned by several media reports that the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has appointed Mr. Basil Rajapaksa to fill the National List seat which fell vacant by the resignation of Mr. Jayantha Ketagoda. CPA notes that Mr. Basil Rajapaksa’s name was not included in the […]

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