Centre for Policy Alternatives on 9 March, 2013

Attacks on Places of Religious Worship in Post–War Sri Lanka

8th March 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: While the post-war context offered an opportunity for consolidating peace and reconciliation, and there have been a number of positive developments, there are increasing concerns relating to violence targeting places of worship and religious intolerance. Since the end of the war there have been high-profile incidents such as the […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 February, 2013

Guide to UN HRC Resolution on Sri Lanka (March 2013)

In the lead up to the 22nd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UN HRC) from February 25th to March 22nd 2013 there is significant reference in the media and public spaces to the Resolution on Sri Lanka which was passed at the UN HRC in March 2012. Nonetheless, there is limited awareness […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 21 February, 2013

Language and Humanity

We were embroiled in a devastating war for thirty long years. Our habit of not honouring the Tamil Language deems to be the cause for such war. At the beginning , due to the suppression of demands, demonstrations and agitations, the resolving of the problem was assigned to gun powder. Through this, we have destroyed […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 21 February, 2013

Tamil Language Rights in Sri Lanka

After my schooling in Jaffna and Colombo and my under graduate studies in Colombo, I was recruited to the Ceylon Civil Service in April 1959, not long after Sinhala was made the only Official Language. I retired in April 1995, a few years after the passage of the 13th and 16th Ammendments to the Constitution, […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 22 January, 2013

Disinformation campaign against a Senior Researcher of CPA

21st January 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) has been informed of a disinformation campaign against a Senior Researcher of the organisation and unequivocally condemns the generation and dissemination of this false and misleading information. The campaign, currently active over various online fora including blogs, Facebook and Twitter as well as […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 18 January, 2013

Launch of Republic at 40 website

18 January 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is pleased to announce the launch of a website complementing the print edition of The Sri Lankan Republic at 40: Reflections on Constitutional History, Theory and Practice, first published in December 2012. The website contains the complete contents of the two volume publication […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 11 January, 2013

Impeachment motion against the Chief Justice of Sri Lanka

11 January 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) vehemently condemns the resolution passed by Parliament today to impeach Sri Lanka’s Chief Justice, Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake. This follows CPA’s statement issued on 8th January 2013 welcoming the judgment of the Court of Appeal and determination of the Supreme Court and calling for […]

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