Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 October, 2014

STATEMENT ON THE LEGALITY OF THE PROPOSED THIRD PRESIDENTIAL TERM

23 October 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: It has been strongly suggested by government sources in recent days that there is to be an early presidential election in January 2015. In this connection, there has been public discussion whether or not President Mahinda Rajapaksa is legally entitled, under the terms of the Eighteenth Amendment to the […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 10 October, 2014

Allegations on Colombo Telegraph website

10 October 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is aware of an article in the Colombo Telegraph website published on 10 October 2014. The article contains a number of allegations against the organisation and certain members of the staff. As the Executive Director is travelling on work, CPA will post a response to […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 2 October, 2014

Concerns on the Proceedings of the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons

2 October 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply concerned about the recently concluded proceedings of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons (the Commission). More than a year into its mandate and in light of the practices that were evident at the recently concluded […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 24 September, 2014

Liking violence: A study of hate speech on Facebook in Sri Lanka

24 September 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is pleased to launch ‘Liking violence: A study of hate speech on Facebook in Sri Lanka’, authored by Shilpa Samaratunge and Sanjana Hattotuwa. Download the full report here. Download it as a PDF in Sinhala here. Download just the Introduction and Executive Summary […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 19 September, 2014

INFOGRAPHIC: Views From Uva

With the Uva Provincial Council elections taking place tomorrow, Social Indicator, the survey research unit of the Centre for Policy Alternatives has analysed data from field work conducted in May and June 2014 to get a sense of the issues and priorities of the people of Uva as they go to vote. The current state […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 18 September, 2014

INFOGRAPHIC: Military Presence in the North of Sri Lanka

Five years since the end of the war, a significant military presence still remains in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka. This despite repeated assurances by the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) that the military presence is, and will be phased out in order to pave way for post-war reconciliation efforts. In a context of […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 18 September, 2014

A brief guide on land rights in Sri Lanka

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) has compiled a brief guide on land rights in Sri Lanka which is aimed at creating awareness among the public on the legal status regarding land ownership and control and remedies available. CPA produced a similar guide in 2011 addressing land issues in the North and East of Sri […]

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