Centre for Policy Alternatives on 9 December, 2016

Sri Lanka: A review for Human Rights Day 2016

Human Rights Day (December 10th) gives us an opportunity to reflect on the successes and more importantly, the failures in addressing human rights-related issues in Sri Lanka, and to hopefully use this evaluation as a guideline for the years ahead. This is not an exhaustive overview but provides an insight into issues that have been […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 1 December, 2016

Living it down: Life after relocation in Colombo’s high rises

1 December 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka: ‘Living it down: Life after relocation in Colombo’s high rises’ is a new report by CPA based on findings of a survey conducted with 1222 households in Colombo forcibly relocated by the Rajapaksa regime. The findings of this survey question many narratives created around the working class poor of […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 November, 2016

Audited accounts: December 2015

Audited accounts from December 2-15. Click here to download full PDF.

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 15 November, 2016

CPA Statement on Recent Events Endangering Ethnic Harmony and Reconciliation

15 November 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply concerned by a spate of recent events with ominous portents for ethnic and religious harmony and reconciliation in Sri Lanka. These include the murder of two university students in Jaffna, the seeming exploitation by others of the disabled soldiers’ protest outside […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 5 November, 2016

CPA Working Papers on Constitutional Reform: Number 10

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is pleased to publish its CPA Working Papers on Constitutional Reform No.10 on Devolution under the Thirteenth Amendment: Extent, Limits, and Avenues for Reform by Dr Asanga Welikala. The paper is premised on the fact that, as the Constitutional Assembly addresses the issue of further devolution in the new constitution, there […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 5 November, 2016

CPA Working Papers on Constitutional Reform: Number 8 and 9

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is pleased to publish two further papers in the CPA Working Papers on Constitutional Reform series. Working Paper No.8, Civil and Political Rights in the Sri Lankan Constitution and Law: Making the New Constitution in Compliance with the ICCPR by Rohan Edrisinha and Asanga Welikala is a detailed and critical examination […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 2 November, 2016

Guide to the Registration of Deaths (Temporary Provisions)(Amendment) Act, No. 16 of 2016

The Parliament of Sri Lanka unanimously enacted into legislation the Registration of Deaths (Temporary Provisions)(Amendment) Act on 25 August 2016. This legislation provides for the issuing of Certificates of Absence (CoA). The present guide briefly sets out key aspects of the legislation. Certificates of Absence are critically important for victims at both the symbolic and practical level. […]

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