Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 6 May, 2013

Field Report: Jaffna and Killinochchi Districts

6th May 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) undertook a field visit to Jaffna and Killinochchi districts in April to assess the rule of law and human security situation in the areas. The CPA team spoke with a cross section of actors including Government officials, politicians, humanitarian agencies, civil society, media […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 24 April, 2013

Broadening gender: Why masculinities matter

A study on Knowledge, Practices and Social Attitudes towards Gender and Gender Based Violence in Colombo, Nuwara Eliya, Hambantota and Batticaloa districts On behalf of CARE International Sri Lanka, SI conducted a Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice (KAP) study, in June 2011, to engage men and boys as catalysts for gender based equity in Sri Lanka. […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 5 April, 2013

Accelerated Programme on Solving Post Conflict State Lands Issues in the Northern and Eastern Provinces

In January 2013 the Government issued a new circular titled Accelerated Programme on Solving Post Conflict State Lands Issues in the Northern and Eastern Provinces- Land Circular 2013/01 (herein referred to as the Circular), which is the most recent effort by the Government to address land problems in the North and East. The Circular sets […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 20 March, 2013

Sharing Experiences from the islandwide Citizen Dialogue on the LLRC

19th March 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) has taken a lead in monitoring the levels of public awareness of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) and the implementation of its recommendations.  CPA has monitored the proceedings of LLRC and disseminated information to the public through its websites critically analysing shortcomings in the […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 12 March, 2013

Commentary on Accelerated Programme on Solving Post Conflict State Lands Issues in the Northern and Eastern Provinces

In January 2013 the Government issued a new circular titled Accelerated Programme on Solving Post Conflict State Lands Issues in the Northern and Eastern Provinces- Land Circular 2013/01 (herein referred to as the Circular), which is the most recent effort by the Government to address land problems in the North and East. The Circular sets […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 9 March, 2013

Attacks on Places of Religious Worship in Post–War Sri Lanka

8th March 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: While the post-war context offered an opportunity for consolidating peace and reconciliation, and there have been a number of positive developments, there are increasing concerns relating to violence targeting places of worship and religious intolerance. Since the end of the war there have been high-profile incidents such as the […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 4 January, 2013

An explanatory note on the Divineguma Bill

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) has produced a note on the Divineguma Bill, examining key provisions of the Bill and implications if enacted in its present form. The Bill was first tabled in Parliament in August 2012 and subsequently challenged in the Supreme Court. Media reports indicate the Bill is to be taken for […]

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