Centre for Policy Alternatives on 6 May, 2013

Field Report: Jaffna and Killinochchi Districts

6th May 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) undertook a field visit to Jaffna and Killinochchi districts in April to assess the rule of law and human security situation in the areas. The CPA team spoke with a cross section of actors including Government officials, politicians, humanitarian agencies, civil society, media […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 24 April, 2013

Broadening gender: Why masculinities matter

A study on Knowledge, Practices and Social Attitudes towards Gender and Gender Based Violence in Colombo, Nuwara Eliya, Hambantota and Batticaloa districts On behalf of CARE International Sri Lanka, SI conducted a Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice (KAP) study, in June 2011, to engage men and boys as catalysts for gender based equity in Sri Lanka. […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 20 April, 2013

The Impeachment of the Chief Justice, the Independence of the Judiciary and the Rule Of Law in Sri Lanka

The impeachment of Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake was the single most contentious political issue in Sri Lanka in late 2012 and early 2013. Four months since her removal from office in violation of decisions by the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, the issue appears to have receded from the public square. While the […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 5 April, 2013

Accelerated Programme on Solving Post Conflict State Lands Issues in the Northern and Eastern Provinces

In January 2013 the Government issued a new circular titled Accelerated Programme on Solving Post Conflict State Lands Issues in the Northern and Eastern Provinces- Land Circular 2013/01 (herein referred to as the Circular), which is the most recent effort by the Government to address land problems in the North and East. The Circular sets […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 March, 2013

Tamil-Muslim Tensions and Coexistence in Mannar: Land Disputes in Sannar and Uppukulam

28th March 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The post-war context has witnessed a number of inter-community disputes in the Northern and Eastern Provinces, which continue to be sources of tension and suspicion. In Mannar district, two of the more high profile disputes have been in Sannar (Manthai West DS) and Uppukulam (Mannar DS), pitting the Tamil community […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 20 March, 2013

Sharing Experiences from the islandwide Citizen Dialogue on the LLRC

19th March 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) has taken a lead in monitoring the levels of public awareness of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) and the implementation of its recommendations.  CPA has monitored the proceedings of LLRC and disseminated information to the public through its websites critically analysing shortcomings in the […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 12 March, 2013

Commentary on Accelerated Programme on Solving Post Conflict State Lands Issues in the Northern and Eastern Provinces

In January 2013 the Government issued a new circular titled Accelerated Programme on Solving Post Conflict State Lands Issues in the Northern and Eastern Provinces- Land Circular 2013/01 (herein referred to as the Circular), which is the most recent effort by the Government to address land problems in the North and East. The Circular sets […]

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