Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 10 December, 2015

Commemorating International Human Rights Day 2015: Some Reflections on the Situation in Sri Lanka

With the political transition in 2015, Human Rights Day this year provides us an opportunity to reflect on the situation in Sri Lanka, identify areas for improvement and work towards realising greater respect, protection and promotion of human rights for all citizens. We have experienced and continue to experience a multiplicity of human rights challenges […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 1 December, 2015

An Introduction to the New Constitution

This booklet contains a collection of suggestions that can be taken into consideration if Sri Lanka is to have a new Constitution in the near future. These suggestions are specifically derived upon analyzing South Africa’s and Kenya’s Constitutions. The booklet would be most useful as a source for the public for information on constitution-making. Download […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 20 November, 2015

Internet Governance Forum 2015

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a multi-stakeholder, democratic and transparent forum facilitating discussion on public policy issues related to Internet governance by all stakeholders. The discussions at the 2015 forum were framed around the theme ‘Evolution of Internet governance: Empowering Sustainable Development’, supported by eight sub-themes – Cybersecurity and trust, The Internet economy, Inclusiveness […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 9 October, 2015

Saving Sunil: A study of dangerous speech around a Facebook page dedicated to Sgt. Sunil Rathnayake

‘Saving Sunil – a study of dangerous speech around Facebook page dedicated to Sgt. Sunil Rathnayake’ continues the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) study of online discourse, particularly over social media, around dangerous and hate speech, following its first report on the subject ‘Liking Violence: A Study of Hate Speech on Facebook in Sri Lanka’ […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 11 September, 2015

Certificates of Absence: A Practical Step to Address Challenges Faced by the Families of the Disappeared in Sri Lanka

Thousands of people went missing during the near three decade long war in Sri Lanka but due to the lack of a comprehensive and independent investigation, the exact number is unknown. State and non state initiatives have noted various steps required regarding this specific issue including the tracing of missing persons, legal support, mental health […]

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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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