Centre for Policy Alternatives on 14 October, 2021

CPA Statement on the Proposed Amendments to the Code of Criminal Procedure Act

14th October, 2021, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply concerned about the proposed Bill to amend the Code of Criminal Procedure Act, published in the Gazette on the 8th of October 2021. The proposed amendments seek to dispense with the requirement of producing a suspect or accused before the Magistrate […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 7 October, 2021

Vacancy: Field Assistant cum Research Assistant – Social Indicator Team

Centre for Policy Alternatives has a vacancy for an experienced individual to work as: FIELD ASSISTANT cum RESEARCH ASSISTANT – SOCIAL INDICATOR TEAM  QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE Enrolled student or graduate in Political Science, International Relations or Social Sciences or in any related field of study                   or Research experience or […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 September, 2021

Vacancy: Researcher – Research and Advocacy Team

Centre for Policy Alternatives has a vacancy for an experienced individual to work as: RESEARCHER– RESEARCH & ADVOCACY TEAM QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE Political Science, International Relations or Social Sciences Degree or Research experience or relevant professional qualifications OTHER SKILLS/ATTRIBUTES Strong research and analytical skills  Excellent written and spoken English  Excellent interpersonal skills  Dynamic and able to multi-task […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 15 September, 2021

CPA Statement on allegations against State Minister of Prison Management and Prisoners’ Rehabilitation

15th September 2021, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply disturbed by media reports of two incidents this week where the State Minister of Prison Management and Prisoners’ Rehabilitation Lohan Ratwatte is alleged to have abused his position by entering two prisons inebriated, and attempted to assault remand prisoners. On Sunday […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 7 September, 2021

CPA Outreach Unit Publication and Research Study on RTI

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) Outreach Unit, officially launched the RTI Publication, “The Right to Information and Media Practice” and the Research report on the ‘Responsiveness of Public Authorities to Right to Information Applications submitted via Email’ on the 21st of January, 2021 at the Renuka City Hotel, Colombo. The initiative was conducted in […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 2 September, 2021

Initial comment on the Declaration of a State of Emergency and Regulations for the Maintenance of Essential Supplies and Services

September, 2, 2021, Colombo, Sri Lanka: On the 30th of August 2021, by way of Gazette 2243/1, President Gotabaya Rajapakse issued a proclamation under Section 2 of the Public Security Ordinance (Chapter 40) as amended. In the Proclamation, the President states that ‘I am of the opinion that it is considered expedient to do so […]

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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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