Centre for Policy Alternatives on 11 May, 2011

Fundamental Rights application filed in Supreme Court seeking an election for Colombo Municipal Council

11 May 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, filed a fundamental rights application (SCFR 161/2011) in the Supreme Court on 4th May 2011 alleging that the Election Commissioner’s failure to hold elections to the Colombo Municipal Council constitutes a continuing violation of his right […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 9 May, 2011

Is the government intending to introduce more constitutional amendments?

9 May 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) notes the reports in the Daily Mirror and Lankadeepa newspapers of 5th May 2011, which disclose that the government is intending to bring further constitutional changes before Parliament soon. Citing government sources, the reports say that the proposed Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 15 February, 2011

Citizens Peace Award for 2010

The Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu was awarded the Citizens Peace Award for 2010 by the National Peace Council of Sri Lanka. Dr. Saravanamuttu was selected from 52 nominations received following the announcement of the award in November 2010. ### 15 February 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Executive […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 26 November, 2010

First South Asian regional launch of the findings of the Open Budget Index (OBI)

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) along with the International Budget Partnership (IBP), a Washington DC based non-profit organization and the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability (ANSA), a regional network based at BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh organized the first South Asian regional launch of the findings of the Open Budget Index (OBI) in Colombo on […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 3 September, 2010

Statement on the Eighteenth Amendment Bill

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) was the only civil society organisation in Sri Lanka to go to the Supreme Court on the 18 Amendment, which was passed in Parliament on 8 September 2010. Significant concerns over the 18th Amendment are captured in a press release first sent out on 3 September 2010, reproduced below. […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 8 April, 2010

Parliamentary Elections 2010: Election day media communiqu? No 1

8 April 2010, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1.30pm: Polls for the Parliamentary Elections opened at 7 am this morning. A few major incidents of pre-poll violence against party supporters and polling agents were reported to the Centre for Monitoring Elections (CMEV). Following the commencement of polls a significant number of incidents mainly related to the continuing […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 March, 2010

Monitoring election violence in Sri Lanka Parliamentary Election 2010: Media Communique 4

26 March 2010, Colombo, Sri Lanka: CMEV notes with concern the actions of election officials which violate the integrity of the electoral process, the very process they are charged with protecting. Postal Voting CMEV received reports of 28 postal voting related incidents at the closure of postal voting on 26th March. CMEV also received reports of […]

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