Centre for Policy Alternatives on 2 January, 2015

#IVotedSL | Exercise your vote on the 8th!

Voting is an important civic responsibility and one way all of us exercise and enjoy our Sovereignty. This responsibility becomes particularly important during a Presidential Election, because of the immense power vested in this office. With less than one week to go for the 2015 Presidential Election, the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) officially […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 December, 2014

Presidential Election 2015 Pre Election Opinion Poll: Top Line Report

Download this report in Sinhala and Tamil. ### 27 December, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Social Indicator, the survey research unit of the Centre for Policy Alternatives conducted an island wide pre election opinion poll with the objective of identifying Sri Lankan voter perceptions and attitudes on key topics being discussed in the lead up to the […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 24 December, 2014

INFOGRAPHIC: Findings from second online survey on Sri Lanka’s Presidential Election 2015

24 December 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The second online survey conducted by the Centre for Policy Alternatives saw 76% of the respondents stating that a stronger democracy is more important to them than a stronger economy. When asked if the Constitution should limit a President to a maximum of two terms, irrespective of how popular he or […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 18 December, 2014

INFOGRAPHIC: Findings from online survey on Sri Lanka’s Presidential Election 2015

An online survey conducted by the Centre for Policy Alternatives asked five questions regarding the upcoming Presidential election. The objective of the survey was not to predict election results but to gather public opinion on the elections and contribute to ongoing discussions. As the survey was conducted online and not with a random sample, the […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 17 December, 2014

The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons: Trends, Practices and Implications

Download this report in Tamil or Sinhala. ### 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 […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 13 December, 2014

Response to allegations on Colombo Telegraph website

13 December 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: In response to allegations made by Uvindu Kurukulasuriya on his website Colombo Telegraph, against the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), CPA contracted Corporate Doctors (PVT) Limited to conduct a special investigation into the allegations. The Executive Summary of their findings can be downloaded here or read online here.

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 17 November, 2014

Legal and Policy Implications of Recent Land Acquisitions, Evictions and Related Issues in Sri Lanka

Land has a central place in the post war debates involving resettlement, reconstruction, development and the search for a political solution. With the ten year anniversary of the tsunami nearing and more than five years after the end of the war, many questions regarding land issues persist including continuing challenges to individuals being able to […]

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