Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 19 February, 2016

International Mother Language Day: A Look at Language Rights in Sri Lanka​

  When asked about what the official language in Sri Lanka is, a majority of Sri Lankans said that it is Sinhala only while only 15% gave the correct answer of Sinhala and Tamil. CPA has a long history of work in the field of language rights, one that speaks of great success for minority […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 January, 2016

Statement issued regarding President’s comments rejecting foreign personnel in justice mechanisms

27th January 2016 We, the undersigned activists and organisations from Sri Lanka, are seriously concerned by President Maithripala Sirisena’s recent statements where he rejected the possibility of participation of foreign personnel in proposed justice mechanisms to deal with human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law. He also went on to express his full […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 17 December, 2015

Democracy in Post-War Sri Lanka – December 2015

18 December 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka: According to the latest ‘Democracy in Post War Sri Lanka’ survey conducted by Social Indicator, the survey research unit of the Centre for Policy Alternatives, 80.6% of Sri Lankans are of the opinion that the Government should find solutions to address the root causes of the conflict. While 48.1% […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 9 November, 2015

The Public Perception of Governance in Government is Not Good

9 November 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is disturbed and condemns two reported recent incidents adversely impacting governance – the Police attack on the Diploma students and what transpired in Parliament over the Avant Garde investigation. In the case of the former, CPA unreservedly condemns the Police attack.  In any […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 5 October, 2015

Statement on the UNHRC Resolution

October 1, 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) welcomes the adoption of the resolution titled ‘Promoting Reconciliation, Accountability and Human Rights in Sri Lanka’ at the 30th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. In a paradigm shift from past positions, the Government of Sri Lanka co-sponsored the […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 12 August, 2015

Parliamentary General Election 2015: Media Communiqué 02

Download this communique as a PDF here. 02nd August 2015 Colombo, Sri Lanka, at 1630 hrs As of 2nd August 2015, CMEV has recorded a total of 402 incidents of election related violence and malpractices.  Of these, 71 have been classified as major including 5 incidents involving the use of fire -arms. Minor incidents have been […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 12 August, 2015

Summary of incidents recorded by CMEV from 13th of July to 02nd of August

Major incidents: 71 Minor incidents: 331 Firearms involved: 7 Download the full report here.

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