Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 16 April, 2016

Interview: Prospects for Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka

An interview with Howard Varney a few weeks ago held in Colombo attempted to demystify transitional justice and map out the challenges around reconciliation in Sri Lanka. As noted on the website of the International Centre for Transitional Justice, Howard Varney is a senior program adviser with ICTJ. His areas of expertise include truth-seeking, national […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 9 April, 2016

The Western Region Megapolis Master Plan and the Megapolis Authority

On the 23rd of April 2015, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal to commence the drafting of plans for the Western Region Megapolis Planning Project, and contemplates sweeping reforms in the agenda and policies concerning the economy & industry, infrastructure development, city planning, housing & relocation, and social welfare in the Western Province. Additionally, […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 6 April, 2016

SAMPUR: Documentary

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) has documented and litigated on land issues and the rights of affected communities for over a decade with specific focus on issues related to the war and post war context. One specific case where CPA has been active is the displacement of over 12,000 individuals in 2006 from Sampur, […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 31 March, 2016

Memorialisation for Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka: A Discussion Paper

Memorialisation is an important tool in addressing conflict situations where years of repression, social inequality and injustice have created polarised communities. Memory initiatives can be a great healer and an enabler of reconciliation, paving ways and opportunities for dialogue, understanding, apologising, acknowledging and addressing past violence between divided societies. The change in the political environment […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 March, 2016

Truth to Truth

The International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims is marked globally on 24th March. It is a day to remember the victims of past abuses and promote the right to truth and justice. The right to truth is linked to governments’ duty and […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 21 March, 2016

INVITATION: ‘Truth to Truth’ exhibition

Download invitation in English, Tamil or Sinhala.  

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 18 March, 2016

LAUNCH: Right to the City Sri Lanka

18 March 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is pleased to announce the launch of an online initiative called Right to the City Sri Lanka with the aim of broadening the discussion on development, housing, displacement in Sri Lanka. We have a lot of stories, photos, videos from our work with […]

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