Avatar 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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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 3 February, 2016

Why Do We Need A New Constitution?

  This booklet is compiled by the Citizens Initiative for Constitutional Change. In an easy-to-read, simplified manner, the book describes the need to architect a new Constitution for Sri Lanka and what principles must be reflected in it. Download the booklet in Sinhala here. Download the booklet in Tamil here.  

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 January, 2016

Statement issued regarding President’s comments rejecting foreign personnel in justice mechanisms

27th January 2016 We, the undersigned activists and organisations from Sri Lanka, are seriously concerned by President Maithripala Sirisena’s recent statements where he rejected the possibility of participation of foreign personnel in proposed justice mechanisms to deal with human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law. He also went on to express his full […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 January, 2016

FULL REPORT: Consumption and Perceptions of Mainstream and Social Media in the Western Province

28 January 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) launched yesterday the top-line report of a survey on the consumption and perceptions of mainstream and social media in the Western Province. The full report, the Executive Summary in Tamil and Sinhala, detailed presentations made by renowned media critic Nalaka Gunawardene and award winning journalist Dilrukshi Handunetti who […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 January, 2016

Preliminary Submission by the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) to the Public Representation Commission

Listen to the submission, presented by the Executive Director of CPA Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu to the PRC on 22 January 2016  below. Download the submission as a MP3 here. The full text of the submission follows. Download it as a PDF here. The document can also be downloaded in Sinhala and Tamil. Preliminary Submission by […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 22 January, 2016

Preliminary Submission by the CPA to the Public Representation Committee on Constitution Making

This submission by the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) outlines our general views on the nature and form of a new constitutional settlement for Sri Lanka. It focuses on the major constitutional issues that are currently the subject of public debate and which featured in the democratic decision of the people of Sri Lanka in […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 20 January, 2016

Launch of ‘Consumption and Perceptions of Mainstream and Social Media in the Western Province’

Consumption and Perceptions of Mainstream and Social Media in the Western Province 27 January 2016, 5 – 6.30pm, 1 Gower Street, Colombo 5. The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is pleased to launch the top-line report of a survey on the consumption and perceptions of mainstream and social media in the Western Province. From the […]

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