Centre for Policy Alternatives on 30 March, 2020

Letter on Prison Reforms in the wake of COVID19

26 March 2020 To:H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri LankaHon. Jayantha Jayasuriya, Chairman of the Judicial Services Commission, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Sri LankaHon. Nimal Siripala De Silva, Minister of JusticeMr. T. M. J. W. Thennakoon, Commissioner General of PrisonsMr. Kalinga Indatissa PC, President of the Bar […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 March, 2020

Brief Guide I: Evolving Legal Issues in the Context of COVID-19

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) has prepared this brief guide to raise several legal issues and highlight consequences in the context of Covid-19 in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka has taken swift action in recent weeks to contain Covid-19 outbreak. These actions have been taken in the backdrop of Parliament being dissolved by President Gotabaya […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 13 March, 2020

Sri Lanka’s Recent Political Challenges & Prospects for the Future

On the 25 th of April, Sri Lanka will hold elections for its next Parliament. This will be the first election after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa took office, a period in which several trends were discerned with implications for reconciliation, governance, the rule of law and security in Sri Lanka. The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) […]

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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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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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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 11 December, 2019

Aftermath and reportage of incident involving alleged abduction of Swiss Embassy employee

11 December 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply concerned with recent events in the aftermath of the incident in which an employee of the Embassy of Switzerland in Sri Lanka was allegedly abducted, sexually harassed, and questioned by unidentified persons regarding embassy related matters, on or about the 27th […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 9 December, 2019

Centre for Policy Alternatives Annual Report 2018

FOREWORD The year 2018 was a memorable year. It marked the 70th anniversary of Sri Lanka’s independence, which CPA in turn marked with a Survey on people’s expectations of Democracy, Government and Governance. It also marked the lowest and highest points in our political and constitutional evolution on account of the October 26th constitutional coup […]

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