19th August 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply concerned by President Maithripala Sirisena’s appointment of Major General Shavendra Silva as the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and urges the Government of Sri Lanka to take immediate steps to review this appointment in light of the serious allegations […]
In an urgent Appeal hearing today relating to a right to information (RTI) request filed by CPA, the RTI Commission ordered the Prisons Department to release details of persons convicted for drug-related crimes and sentenced to the death penalty. CPA had originally filed the request with the Ministry of Justice and Prison Reforms, requesting the […]
The Centre for Policy Alternatives released a set of infographics on the death penalty in Sri Lanka. There are 7 infographics in the series. They are available in English, Sinhala, and Tamil and can be downloaded here.
01st July 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, filed papers challenging the President’s act of signing the death warrant of four persons convicted of drug-related offences. CPA notes that it has long been recognised that hanging by death is a cruel and inhuman form […]
27th June 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply alarmed by President Maithripala Sirisena’s comments made on 26th June 2019 on signing the death warrants of four persons convicted of drug-related offences; advocating the repeal of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution; attacking the Parliament Select Committee probing the Easter Sunday […]
20th of June 2019: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, filed papers challenging the Presidential Pardon of Gnanasara Thero who was convicted for contempt of court by the Court of Appeal on 8th August 2018. He was sentenced to 19 years of rigorous imprisonment to be completed within 6 […]
Citizens can call the RTI help desk at CPA from 9am to 5pm on weekdays, for assistance on filing and following up on RTI requests. The following posters were created to disseminate awareness on the service.