Centre for Policy Alternatives on 17 December, 2021

Policy Recommendations On Preventing Violent Extremism in Sri Lanka

                  December 17th, 2021, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Violent extremism, especially amongst youth has persisted all over the world, carrying with it the potential to destroy the socio-political, cultural and economic fabric of societies in a trail of death and destruction. One feature of all this stands out […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 15 November, 2021

A Constitutional Performance Assessment: National Poll

15th November, 2021: The 20th amendment to the Constitution that was passed into law on the 22nd of October 2020 provided wide sweeping powers to the executive that further endangered the crippling democratic space prevalent in the country. Furthermore, the pandemic and its limitations have enabled the government to continue with its autocratic rule and […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 13 July, 2021

Sri Lanka’s Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour: A Critique of Promises Made and Present Trends

July 13 2021, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka is at present confronted with unprecedented challenges. The COVID-19 crisis in Sri Lanka has been characterized not only by the immediate public health and economic challenges which have been pervasive across the world. It has also brought to the fore a number of underlying issues that have […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 30 June, 2021

Socio-Economic Index in the face of COVID-19

Given the current challenges faced by Sri Lankans as a result of the pandemic, it is important to understand views of the public and assess the extent to which it has affected livelihoods, social relations, access to healthcare and education. Social Indicator, the survey research arm of the Centre for Policy Alternatives conducted an islandwide […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 21 April, 2021

A Commentary on the PCoI and the Special PCoI on Political Victimization

April 21 2021, Colombo, Sri Lanka: This commentary by the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) provides a brief analysis of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) on political victimization and the subsequent establishment of the Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry (SPCoI). CPA notes with concern that the concluded proceedings of the CoI and the on-going proceedings […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 3 March, 2021

Centre for Policy Alternatives Annual Report 2019

Message from the Executive Director The year was marked by two key events – one, the terrible tragedy of the Easter Sunday carnage and the other, the convincing victory of former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the Presidential Election at the end of the year. National security and strong and decisive leadership dominated the agenda […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 20 January, 2021

Revisiting Ten Emblematic Cases in Sri Lanka: Why Justice Remains Elusive

20th January 2021, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The repudiation of Sri Lanka’s commitments to promote reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka by the present government as well as policies and actions intended to reverse even the limited progress made, raise serious concerns about the possibility of obtaining justice for victims of human rights violations. […]

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