Centre for Policy Alternatives on 29 November, 2021

Comment: Legality of the State Response to the Right to Protest in the light of the Covid-19 Pandemic

November 29th, 2021: The right to protest, as manifested in the freedom of assembly, association, and expression, is an important feature of a democratic society that facilitates civic engagement in political processes beyond just voting at elections. This right is vital for the healthy functioning of a democracy, and while it is recognized that the […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 15 November, 2021

A Constitutional Performance Assessment: National Poll

15th November, 2021: The 20th amendment to the Constitution that was passed into law on the 22nd of October 2020 provided wide sweeping powers to the executive that further endangered the crippling democratic space prevalent in the country. Furthermore, the pandemic and its limitations have enabled the government to continue with its autocratic rule and […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 October, 2021

CPA calls on Government to rescind Presidential Task Force on ‘One Country, One Law’

28th October 2021, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply shocked and disturbed by the appointment of the latest Presidential Task Force mandated to implement the ‘One Country, One Law’ concept, including the drafting of a law to give effect to it, headed by Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero.  The appointment of the Task […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 14 October, 2021

CPA Statement on the Proposed Amendments to the Code of Criminal Procedure Act

14th October, 2021, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply concerned about the proposed Bill to amend the Code of Criminal Procedure Act, published in the Gazette on the 8th of October 2021. The proposed amendments seek to dispense with the requirement of producing a suspect or accused before the Magistrate […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 7 October, 2021

Vacancy: Field Assistant cum Research Assistant – Social Indicator Team

Centre for Policy Alternatives has a vacancy for an experienced individual to work as: FIELD ASSISTANT cum RESEARCH ASSISTANT – SOCIAL INDICATOR TEAM  QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE Enrolled student or graduate in Political Science, International Relations or Social Sciences or in any related field of study                   or Research experience or […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 September, 2021

Vacancy: Researcher – Research and Advocacy Team

Centre for Policy Alternatives has a vacancy for an experienced individual to work as: RESEARCHER– RESEARCH & ADVOCACY TEAM QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE Political Science, International Relations or Social Sciences Degree or Research experience or relevant professional qualifications OTHER SKILLS/ATTRIBUTES Strong research and analytical skills  Excellent written and spoken English  Excellent interpersonal skills  Dynamic and able to multi-task […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 15 September, 2021

CPA Statement on allegations against State Minister of Prison Management and Prisoners’ Rehabilitation

15th September 2021, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply disturbed by media reports of two incidents this week where the State Minister of Prison Management and Prisoners’ Rehabilitation Lohan Ratwatte is alleged to have abused his position by entering two prisons inebriated, and attempted to assault remand prisoners. On Sunday […]

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