Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 10 February, 2015

Action required for promoting openness in the 100-day reform process and the consolidation of constitutional democracy

Download this press release in Tamil here and in Sinhala here. ### 10 February 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) welcomes the general direction of the government’s 100-day reforms programme that is currently underway. After decades of intolerable battering, Sri Lanka’s democratic procedures and institutions are badly in need of reform and […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 5 February, 2015

CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT ON HUMAN RIGHTS

4 February 2015: We, the undersigned conveners on behalf of civil society organizations and individuals who have focused on human rights protection through the dark and dangerous days of the Rajapaksa regime, welcome the victory of Mr. Maithripala Sirisena in the 08th January 2015 Presidential Election and the formation of a new government. We look […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 31 January, 2015

RE-QUALIFYING FOR THE EUROPEAN UNION’S ‘GSP PLUS’ TARIFF CONCESSION AND FULFILLING SRI LANKA’S OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE ICCPR

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) notes media reports to the effect that the new government of Sri Lanka is actively seeking re-entry to the European Union’s GSP Plus scheme, from which Sri Lanka was excluded in 2008 due to the confrontational approach adopted by the previous government. The policy of the previous government was […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 14 January, 2015

Statement on the Presidential Election 2015

Download this statement in Tamil here, and in Sinhala here. ### CPA welcomes the victory of the Common Opposition Candidate Mr. Maithripala Sirisena in the Presidential Election of January 08th 2015. We wish President Sirisena the very best in office and in particular, with the implementation of his 100 day programme of reform. The election […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 5 January, 2015

Statement on elections poll falsely attributed to CPA

5 January 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is aware that a poll purportedly done by CPA projecting the results of the Presidential election is being circulated in the mainstream media and online. It first appeared on a Facebook page called “We vote Mahinda Rajapaksha” which is linked to the official […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 2 January, 2015

#IVotedSL | Exercise your vote on the 8th!

Voting is an important civic responsibility and one way all of us exercise and enjoy our Sovereignty. This responsibility becomes particularly important during a Presidential Election, because of the immense power vested in this office. With less than one week to go for the 2015 Presidential Election, the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) officially […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 December, 2014

Presidential Election 2015 Pre Election Opinion Poll: Top Line Report

Download this report in Sinhala and Tamil. ### 27 December, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Social Indicator, the survey research unit of the Centre for Policy Alternatives conducted an island wide pre election opinion poll with the objective of identifying Sri Lankan voter perceptions and attitudes on key topics being discussed in the lead up to the […]

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