Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 9 May, 2013

THE NEED TO REPEAL AND REPLACE THE PREVENTION OF TERRORISM ACT (PTA)

9th May 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: With the recent arrest and detention of opposition politician Azath Salley, Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) has once again come under critical scrutiny. The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and other civil society groups have condemned the use of the PTA to stifle dissent and reiterate this call […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 March, 2013

Tamil-Muslim Tensions and Coexistence in Mannar: Land Disputes in Sannar and Uppukulam

28th March 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The post-war context has witnessed a number of inter-community disputes in the Northern and Eastern Provinces, which continue to be sources of tension and suspicion. In Mannar district, two of the more high profile disputes have been in Sannar (Manthai West DS) and Uppukulam (Mannar DS), pitting the Tamil community […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 12 March, 2013

Commentary on Accelerated Programme on Solving Post Conflict State Lands Issues in the Northern and Eastern Provinces

In January 2013 the Government issued a new circular titled Accelerated Programme on Solving Post Conflict State Lands Issues in the Northern and Eastern Provinces- Land Circular 2013/01 (herein referred to as the Circular), which is the most recent effort by the Government to address land problems in the North and East. The Circular sets […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 February, 2013

Guide to UN HRC Resolution on Sri Lanka (March 2013)

In the lead up to the 22nd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UN HRC) from February 25th to March 22nd 2013 there is significant reference in the media and public spaces to the Resolution on Sri Lanka which was passed at the UN HRC in March 2012. Nonetheless, there is limited awareness […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 22 January, 2013

Disinformation campaign against a Senior Researcher of CPA

21st January 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) has been informed of a disinformation campaign against a Senior Researcher of the organisation and unequivocally condemns the generation and dissemination of this false and misleading information. The campaign, currently active over various online fora including blogs, Facebook and Twitter as well as […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 18 January, 2013

Launch of Republic at 40 website

18 January 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is pleased to announce the launch of a website complementing the print edition of The Sri Lankan Republic at 40: Reflections on Constitutional History, Theory and Practice, first published in December 2012. The website contains the complete contents of the two volume publication […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 11 January, 2013

Impeachment motion against the Chief Justice of Sri Lanka

11 January 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) vehemently condemns the resolution passed by Parliament today to impeach Sri Lanka’s Chief Justice, Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake. This follows CPA’s statement issued on 8th January 2013 welcoming the judgment of the Court of Appeal and determination of the Supreme Court and calling for […]

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