Centre for Policy Alternatives on 24 February, 2022

The Scope and the Content of The Constitution: Perspectives of Opinion Leaders

24th February 2022: The Scope and Content of the Sri Lankan Constitution: Perspectives of Opinion Leaders comprises a summary of findings that assesses the knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of leaders from the four main ethnic communities (Sinhala, Tamil, Up Country Tamil and Muslim) across the island. These leaders included religious leaders, government officials, office holders of community-based organizations, teachers […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 9 February, 2022

Confidence in Democratic Governance Index

The Confidence in Democratic Governance Index was conducted in light of assessing the system of governance under the Gotabaya Rajapaksa regime that was elected to power in November 2019. Although the current regime promised vistas of prosperity and splendor, the soaring cost of living, food shortages and the crippling economy has left the citizenry in […]

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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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