Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 7 November, 2019

Letter to Facebook: Urgent need for rollout of platform affordances for greater oversight of campaign spending

7 November 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is releasing a letter sent to Mr Senura Abeywardene, the Country Representative for Sri Lanka at Facebook, on 30 September 2019, with specific asks around ads oversight in relation to the 2019 Presidential Election. Download the letter as a PDF here. It is also […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 30 September, 2019

CPA calls for urgent action to address recent events in Mullaitivu District

30 September 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply troubled by the recent incidents in the Mullaitivu District around the disputed land between a Neeraviyadi Pillaiyar Kovil and Mullaitivu Gurukanda Purana Rajamaha Viharaya, that is illustrative of the fault lines of conflict in post war Sri Lanka. The incident speaks […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 August, 2019

CPA Statement in Response to Supreme Court Reference 01/2019

23rd August 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu made submissions to the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka during proceedings today (23rd August 2019) on the questions posed by President Maithripala Sirisena in terms of Article 129(1) of the Constitution. In his Reference to the […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 19 August, 2019

Concerns over the appointment of Major General Shavendra Silva as the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army and the need for urgent reforms

19th August 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply concerned by President Maithripala Sirisena’s  appointment of Major General Shavendra Silva as the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and urges the Government of Sri Lanka to take immediate steps to review this appointment in light of the serious allegations […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 27 June, 2019

CPA Statement on the Resuming of the Death Penalty

27th June 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply alarmed by President Maithripala Sirisena’s comments made on 26th June 2019 on signing the death warrants of four persons convicted of drug-related offences; advocating the repeal of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution; attacking the Parliament Select Committee probing the Easter Sunday […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 20 June, 2019

Centre for Policy Alternatives v Attorney General ( SC FR 256/ 2019)

20th of June 2019: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, filed papers challenging the Presidential Pardon of Gnanasara Thero who was convicted for contempt of court by the Court of Appeal on 8th August 2018. He was sentenced to 19 years of rigorous imprisonment to be completed within 6 […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 24 May, 2019

CPA Statement on the Presidential Pardon of Gnanasara Thero

24th May 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka – The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) expresses its deep shock and concern over the Presidential pardon of Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, who was released from prison on 23rd May 2019. The pardon raises a number of pressing questions which the President and the government are obliged to answer. […]

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