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 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 23 November, 2020

Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka: Moving Beyond Promises

Sri Lanka has accumulated a terrible legacy of human rights violations with successive governments making numerous promises in the area of transitional justice. Years on, however, the legitimate demands of victims for truth and justice have not gone away. The publication ‘Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka: Moving Beyond Promises’ edited by Bhavani Fonseka includes several […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 1 November, 2016

A New Devolution Settlement for Sri Lanka: Proceedings and Outcomes, Conference of Provincial Councils

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is pleased to publish A New Devolution Settlement for Sri Lanka: Proceedings and Outcomes, Conference of Provincial Councils, August 2016 edited by Dr Asanga Welikala. The conference was organised by the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), with the participation of delegations from all nine Provincial Councils including Governors and […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 April, 2016

The Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution: Content and Context

28 April 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) was pleased to publish the above volume edited by Dr Asanga Welikala, Research Fellow. The publication seeks to understand and explain the constitutional changes of the Nineteenth Amendment, through both a legal as well as more contextual political analysis. The Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 15 February, 2016

The Road to Temple Trees – Sir Ivor Jennings and the Constitutional Development of Ceylon: Selected Writings

Editor: Dr H. Kumarasingham, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) was pleased to publish the above volume on 18th December 2015. Sir W. Ivor Jennings (1903-65) was a critical player in the negotiations for Ceylon’s independence and the key architect of the constitution that was in operation between […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 1 December, 2015

An Introduction to the New Constitution

This booklet contains a collection of suggestions that can be taken into consideration if Sri Lanka is to have a new Constitution in the near future. These suggestions are specifically derived upon analyzing South Africa’s and Kenya’s Constitutions. The booklet would be most useful as a source for the public for information on constitution-making. Download […]

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