Rakitha Abhayaratne on 3 October, 2022

LANGUAGE RIGHTS AND THE CITIZENS’ APPROACH

The Centre for Policy Alternatives has been of the strong belief that if Sri Lanka is to move from a post-war to postconflict situation – that is one in which the sources of conflict are not sustained or reproduced and reconciliation achieved– addressing the language issue is of paramount importance. Language is at the heart […]

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Rakitha Abhayaratne on 30 September, 2022

TOPLINE REPORT OF THE CONFIDENCE IN DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE INDEX- WAVE 3

This survey report is the third wave of the Confidence in Democratic Governance Index, a scientific opinion poll that captures the public experience and opinion of the Aragalaya as well as various other aspects of the current economic and political crisis. As such, this study not only enhances ongoing political debate but also provides data-driven […]

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Rakitha Abhayaratne on 29 September, 2022

Centre for Policy Alternatives (Guarantee) Ltd., and Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu vs. The Attorney General (In Re the Bill titled Bureau of Rehabilitation Act)

29th September 2022. The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director filed an application in the Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the Bill titled “Bureau of Rehabilitation Act”, published in the Gazette on 9th September 2022 and placed on the order paper of the parliament on 23rd September 2022. The long title […]

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Rakitha Abhayaratne on 27 September, 2022

Tea Kahata

Thè Kahata – Giving Voice to the Untold Stories of Sri Lanka’s Plantation Sector Sri Lanka takes pride in her tea industry, and for many years the name Ceylon was synonymous with tea. However, behind the celebratory rhetoric and good wishes was and still continues to be the stark reality of the living conditions of the […]

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Rakitha Abhayaratne on 25 September, 2022

CPA statement on High Security Zone Order No. 1 of 2022

25th September 2022, (Colombo) The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is gravely concerned by the Gazette published by President Ranil Wickremesinghe on the 23rd of September 2022, containing High Security Zone Order No. 1 of 2022. These orders/regulations designate several areas within the Colombo district as “high security zones” and impose a regime of strict […]

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Rakitha Abhayaratne on 25 September, 2022

Q&A HIGH SECURITY ZONE ORDER NO 1 OF 2022

What is the Official Secrets Act? The Official Secrets Act No. 32 of 1955 is an archaic law in our statute books, said to be based on a much criticized and now abolished 1911 Official Secrets Act in the United Kingdom. The purpose of the Act is to ‘restrict access to official secrets and secret […]

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Rakitha Abhayaratne on 6 September, 2022

CPA statement regarding the IMF agreement with the Govt. of Sri Lanka

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) welcomes the announcement that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has reached an agreement with the Government of Sri Lanka on an Extended Fund Facility Arrangement to support economic adjustment and reform policies equivalent to USD 2.9 billion over 48 months.  We understand that an international creditors conference, the implementation […]

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