Rakitha Abhayaratne on 10 May, 2022

Basic Communications Technology for Citizen Activists

The “Basic Communications Technology for Citizen Activists” is a tri Lingual publication of the CPA in 2016, using simple language to introduce grassroots citizen activists to the most popular e-communications and new media platforms including G- Mail, YouTube, and Facebook among others. In the modern era of impact-making social media activism, this simplified manual aims […]

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Rakitha Abhayaratne on 28 April, 2022

The Right to Information and Media Practice

Download the book in English here. Download the book in Sinhala here. Download the book in Tamil here.

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Rakitha Abhayaratne on 26 April, 2022

Right to Information: Issues and Challenges of Policy and Implementation

Dec 2021, CPA released its publication titled Right to Information: Issues and Challenges of Policy and Implementation which is an analysis of the recent use of the RTI Act by journalists. The publication includes hitherto unpublished case studies of RTI being used as an effective tool to raise concerns on a range of policy positions, […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 17 January, 2022

Parliament: Law, History and Practice

  It gives us great pleasure to introduce this short treatise on the law, history, and practice of the Parliament of Sri Lanka. The colonial origins of the legislature go back to 1833 when a Legislative Council was first established to provide advice and consent to the Governor in the making of laws for the […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 15 December, 2021

CPA at 25: Reform and Reconciliation

                        Twenty-Five Years!   It has been a long journey of patient plodding and frequent frustration and then, in the memory, a shorter and exciting one too, of upholding principles in public interest litigation, electoral violence and malpractice, the ravages of war, a constitutional […]

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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 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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