Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 February, 2016

Opinion Poll on Constitutional Reform

23 February 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka: In January 2016, Social Indicator, the survey research unit of the Centre for Policy Alternatives, conducted an opinion poll to gather views of the communities on key issues currently being discussed in Sri Lanka’s Constitutional reform process and what change they hope to see in the new Constitution. It […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 19 February, 2016

International Mother Language Day: A Look at Language Rights in Sri Lanka​

  When asked about what the official language in Sri Lanka is, a majority of Sri Lankans said that it is Sinhala only while only 15% gave the correct answer of Sinhala and Tamil. CPA has a long history of work in the field of language rights, one that speaks of great success for minority […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 17 February, 2016

The Centre for Policy Alternatives Vs. Kabir Hashim and others SC (FR) Application No.54/2016

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director filed a Fundamental Rights application challenging the appointment of Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka to fill the vacancy created by the death of Mr. M. K. A. D. S. Gunawardana, as a Member of Parliament elected in terms of Article 99A of the Constitution (the National […]

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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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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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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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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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