Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 19 January, 2021

Webinar: The Politics of Memorialisation in Sri Lanka

January 18th 2021, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) hosted a webinar ‘The Politics of Memorialisation in Sri Lanka’ on January 18, 2021. The discussion was held in light of the recent demolition of the Mullivaikkal Memorial in Jaffna University. The panellists included Senior Lecturer at the University of Jaffna Dr. Mahendran Thiruvarangan, […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 14 December, 2020

Webinar: Marking Human Rights Day Amidst a Pandemic

December 10th 2020, Colombo Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) hosted a webinar to mark Human Rights Day on December 10, 2020. The discussion provided key insights into the Sri Lankan context, assessing how Government initiatives to combat the Coronavirus pandemic have impacted the rule of law, human rights and other economic issues […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 July, 2020

Sama Vimarshi: July 2020

Initiated in 2000, සාමවිමර්ශී (Sama Vimarshi) July 2020 Issue is a critical examination into the timely issues on human rights, peace and conflict analysis, democratic practices, diversity and people’s participation in governance among many other contemporary key areas of concern in relation to the upcoming 2020 parliamentary elections. The journal includes independent narratives from representatives […]

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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 23 August, 2019

CPA Statement in Response to Supreme Court Reference 01/2019

23rd August 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu made submissions to the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka during proceedings today (23rd August 2019) on the questions posed by President Maithripala Sirisena in terms of Article 129(1) of the Constitution. In his Reference to the […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 19 August, 2019

Concerns over the appointment of Major General Shavendra Silva as the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army and the need for urgent reforms

19th August 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply concerned by President Maithripala Sirisena’s  appointment of Major General Shavendra Silva as the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and urges the Government of Sri Lanka to take immediate steps to review this appointment in light of the serious allegations […]

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