Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 31 January, 2014

CPA seeks clarification on leaked Suntharalingam report

The Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives wrote to the chairman of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) seeking clarification regarding a news item that appeared in several websites which claimed that a report commissioned by the HRCSL in 2006 regarding several cases of serious Human Rights violations has not been […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 January, 2014

Letter to HRCSL regarding complaint made against ITN – January 2014

17th January 2014 By Registered Post/ Hand The Director – Inquiries and Investigations Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka No. 165 Kynsey Road, Borella, Colombo 8. Dear Madam/ Sir Complaint Number HRC /3083/2013 I write to inquire as to the progress of the above complaint made by me on the 12th of August 2013. The […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 17 January, 2014

Call for crowd funding: Support CPA’s work in Sri Lanka

17 January 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: At the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), we change the way citizens perceive and engage with governance. Established in 1996, CPA has over 17 years set the bar for how cutting-edge research and advocacy can address the deficit in democracy and governance through constructive dialogue, bold and innovative content, […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 17 January, 2014

Testimonials on Centre for Policy Alternatives

For many years during the ceasefire discussions and after I worked closely with CPA in Sri Lanka. A small, effective, dedicated group of people who believe deeply in a plural, diverse, democratic Sri Lanka, and who believe courageously in public policy based on facts. I’m supporting them and encourage everyone to do the same. Bob […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 6 December, 2013

CPA remembers Nelson Mandela

6th December 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Marking the death of Nobel Peace Laureate and former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, the Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu called him a “remarkable leader, politician and statesman” and an “extraordinary human being”. In a short voice recording, Dr. Saravanamuttu said Mandela […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 14 November, 2013

GLOBAL CALL FOR THE PROTECTION OF CIVIL SOCIETY IN SRI LANKA

14 November 2013: Over 100 activists from 50 countries meeting in Johannesburg during International Civil Society Week are deeply concerned by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakshe’s statement at the inauguration of the Commonwealth Peoples Forum in Colombo: “While diversity of opinion is natural in civil society, it is important that one basic quality should underpin […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 8 November, 2013

Top line survey results: Democracy in post-war Sri Lanka

8th November 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: According to a new survey conducted by Social Indicator, the survey research unit of the Centre for Policy Alternatives, Sri Lankans continue to be divided on the topic of reconciliation. However, when it comes to the economy and development, priorities across the four main communities are similar. The top […]

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