Centre for Policy Alternatives on 13 November, 2015

Bring them home: The long search for Sri Lanka’s ‘disappeared’

The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons (the Commission) was established on 15th August 2013 under Gazette No. 1823/42. Over a year into its mandate, the Commission continues to operate under circumstances that raise serious concerns in respect of the search for truth, justice and accountability in Sri Lanka. The Government of […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 12 November, 2015

Audited accounts: December 2014

Audited accounts from December 2014. Click here to download full PDF or click here to view it online.

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 9 November, 2015

The Public Perception of Governance in Government is Not Good

9 November 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is disturbed and condemns two reported recent incidents adversely impacting governance – the Police attack on the Diploma students and what transpired in Parliament over the Avant Garde investigation. In the case of the former, CPA unreservedly condemns the Police attack.  In any […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 9 October, 2015

Saving Sunil: A study of dangerous speech around a Facebook page dedicated to Sgt. Sunil Rathnayake

‘Saving Sunil – a study of dangerous speech around Facebook page dedicated to Sgt. Sunil Rathnayake’ continues the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) study of online discourse, particularly over social media, around dangerous and hate speech, following its first report on the subject ‘Liking Violence: A Study of Hate Speech on Facebook in Sri Lanka’ […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 5 October, 2015

Statement on the UNHRC Resolution

October 1, 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) welcomes the adoption of the resolution titled ‘Promoting Reconciliation, Accountability and Human Rights in Sri Lanka’ at the 30th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. In a paradigm shift from past positions, the Government of Sri Lanka co-sponsored the […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 11 September, 2015

Certificates of Absence: A Practical Step to Address Challenges Faced by the Families of the Disappeared in Sri Lanka

Thousands of people went missing during the near three decade long war in Sri Lanka but due to the lack of a comprehensive and independent investigation, the exact number is unknown. State and non state initiatives have noted various steps required regarding this specific issue including the tracing of missing persons, legal support, mental health […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 19 August, 2015

Colomboscope: Shadow Scenes (Exhibition)

Introducing #MyColombo, an exhibition curated by International Alert Sri Lanka and Cinnamon Colomboscope at Cinnamon Colomboscope: Shadow Scenes (Exhibition). Colombo is the political nerve-center and economic hub of Sri Lanka. It is a multicultural city with inhabitants from all walks of life hailing from the multiplicity of the Island’s various ethnicities and cultures. Due to […]

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