Centre for Policy Alternatives on 15 September, 2021

CPA Statement on allegations against State Minister of Prison Management and Prisoners’ Rehabilitation

15th September 2021, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply disturbed by media reports of two incidents this week where the State Minister of Prison Management and Prisoners’ Rehabilitation Lohan Ratwatte is alleged to have abused his position by entering two prisons inebriated, and attempted to assault remand prisoners. On Sunday […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 July, 2021

Civil Society statement calling on an end to impunity on child labour, trafficking, and sexual exploitation

23rd July, 2020, On 2021.07.03 Friday, Ms. Jude Kumar Ishalini of Diyagama, Hatton—an underaged girl employed as a domestic aide at the residence of former Minister and present Member of Parliament Mr. Rishad Bathiudeen was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital with burn injuries. She succumbed to her injuries on the 15th while receiving treatment in […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 7 July, 2021

CPA statement on the Constitutionality of the SLPP National List Appointment

7th July 2021, The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is concerned by several media reports that the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has appointed Mr. Basil Rajapaksa to fill the National List seat which fell vacant by the resignation of Mr. Jayantha Ketagoda. CPA notes that Mr. Basil Rajapaksa’s name was not included in the […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 26 May, 2021

Vacancy: Co-Editor, Groundviews

Centre for Policy Alternatives has a vacancy for experienced individual to work as: CO-EDITOR, GROUNDVIEWS EXPERIENCE Web journalism and investigative reporting Web-based research on socio-political and human rights issues Managing social media platforms Content planning, web media content curation and ideation Coordination and liaising with donor organisations Proposal writing for fundraising and donor reporting SKILLS […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 25 May, 2021

Vacancy: Media Relations and Communications Officer

Centre for Policy Alternatives has a vacancy for experienced individual to work as: MEDIA RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER EXPERIENCE Strategic communications and media relations Content planning, web media content curation and ideation Managing social media platforms Working on socio-political and human rights issues or experience in the human rights and governance sector Coordination and liaising […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 19 April, 2021

Short Note on the Resolution Seeking Parliamentary Approval to Implement the Recommendations of the CoI on Political Victimization

19 April 2021, Colombo, Sri Lanka: On 9th April 2021, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa tabled a Resolution in Parliament seeking approval to implement the recommendations of the ‘Commission of Inquiry to Investigate Allegations of Political Victimization During the Period Commencing 08th January 2015 and Ending 16th November 2019’ (The CoI). The motion is listed to […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 9 April, 2021

CPA Statement on the Arrest of the Mayor of Jaffna

9th April 2021, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) condemns the arrest of Mr. Viswalingam Manivannan, the Mayor of Jaffna, under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act, No. 48 of 1979 [PTA Act] and calls for his immediate release. Details surrounding the arrest are limited but based on the statement issued […]

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