Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 24 August, 2007

On the Road to Peace

“On the Road to Peace? ? an International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) project on conflict reporting in Sri Lanka ?On the Road to Peace? is an International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) project on conflict reporting in Sri Lanka. The report (available in English, Sinhala and Tamil) of the United States Institute of Peace-supported IFJ conflict […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 24 August, 2007

Media Freedom in Sri Lanka – January to June 2007

The situation of media freedom in Sri Lanka is hardly positive. The Freedom of Expression and fundamental rights of citizens continues to erode alarmingly in an unbridled culture of impunity and violence. The undeclared, yet bloody, Eelam War IV in the North and the East of Sri Lanka has already resulted in hundreds of thousands […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 24 August, 2007

Access to a Voice: Communications Planning for NGOs, CSOs and CBOs

Access to a Voice: Communications Planning for NGOs, CSOs and CBOs Prepared for the Voices of Reconciliation Project by Lisa Mighton for IMPACS (The Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society) in collaboration with The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), Sri Lanka December 2006 This handbook can help you design & deploy strategic communication initiatives […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 24 August, 2007

The Peace Process and the Responsibility of the Minority Parties – in Sinhala

The Peace Process and the Responsibility of the Minority Parties – in Sinhala A record of a discussion between Representatives of Minority Parties and the public on the peace process and the responsibility of minority parties towards the resolution of the ethnic conflict. This publication explores the possibility of a settlement to the ethnic conflict […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 24 August, 2007

Krishanthi Coomaraswamy and the Embilipitiya Murder trials and its impact on Human Rights – In Sinhala

Krishanthi Coomaraswamy and the Embilipitiya Murder trials and its impact on Human Rights – In Sinhala This publication addresses the issue of the human rights regime in Sri Lanka in the light of the Krishanthy Kumaraswamy and Embilipitiya cases. Both have been heralded as landmark cases in holding members of the armed forces accountable for […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 24 August, 2007

Ethnic Conflict and the Responsibility of Civil Society – in Sinhala

Ethnic Conflict and the Responsibility of Civil Society – in Sinhala A record of a discussion on the ethnic conflict and the responsibility of civil society in conflict resolution. This publication highlights the responsibility of civil society to impress upon political actors the need for a negotiated settlement of the ethnic conflict. This publication is […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 24 August, 2007

Emergency Laws and the Parliament – in Sinhala

Emergency Laws and the Parliament – in Sinhala This publication attempts to study the Emergency debates in Parliament during the period between January up to July 1997 in an attempt to explore the attitude of Parliamentarians towards Emergency Laws. It includes summaries of the emergency debates during the relevant period and and analysis of the […]

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