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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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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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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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 14 November, 2013


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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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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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 5 November, 2013

CPA Petition Challenging Constitutionality of Appropriation Bill fixed for hearing on 4th November 2013

1 November 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director challenged the provisions of the Appropriation Bill for the financial year 2014 which was placed on the order paper of Parliament on the 22nd of October 2013. Access the petition as a PDF here, or read it online here. In its Petition CPA challenged […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 3 September, 2013

Northern Provincial Council Elections – September 2013

2 September 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) has commenced monitoring the forthcoming Northern Provincial Council Elections 2013. Cooperation and assistance rendered by election officials, police, political parties, candidates, media and public in the past has been invaluable to the exercise and we look forward to similar cooperation in this […]

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