Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 October, 2021

CPA calls on Government to rescind Presidential Task Force on ‘One Country, One Law’

28th October 2021, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply shocked and disturbed by the appointment of the latest Presidential Task Force mandated to implement the ‘One Country, One Law’ concept, including the drafting of a law to give effect to it, headed by Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero.  The appointment of the Task […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 14 October, 2021

CPA Statement on the Proposed Amendments to the Code of Criminal Procedure Act

14th October, 2021, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply concerned about the proposed Bill to amend the Code of Criminal Procedure Act, published in the Gazette on the 8th of October 2021. The proposed amendments seek to dispense with the requirement of producing a suspect or accused before the Magistrate […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 7 October, 2021

Vacancy: Field Assistant cum Research Assistant – Social Indicator Team

Centre for Policy Alternatives has a vacancy for an experienced individual to work as: FIELD ASSISTANT cum RESEARCH ASSISTANT – SOCIAL INDICATOR TEAM  QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE Enrolled student or graduate in Political Science, International Relations or Social Sciences or in any related field of study                   or Research experience or […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 September, 2021

Vacancy: Researcher – Research and Advocacy Team

Centre for Policy Alternatives has a vacancy for an experienced individual to work as: RESEARCHER– RESEARCH & ADVOCACY TEAM QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE Political Science, International Relations or Social Sciences Degree or Research experience or relevant professional qualifications OTHER SKILLS/ATTRIBUTES Strong research and analytical skills  Excellent written and spoken English  Excellent interpersonal skills  Dynamic and able to multi-task […]

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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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