Centre for Policy Alternatives on 14 May, 2011

Devolution in the Eastern Province: Implementation of the Thirteenth Amendment and Public Perceptions, 2008-2010

Foreword The challenge facing post–war Sri Lanka after the defeat of the LTTE is to move to a post –conflict situation defined as one in which at a basic minimum, the causes of conflict are not sustained and certainly not re-produced. This requires the prioritisation of establishing a democratic peace with governance and reconciliation between […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 7 April, 2010

Parliamentary Election April 2010: Summary of incidents to date

Total number of Incidents: 413 Major incidents: 231 Minor incidents: 182 Firearms involved: 55 Intra party disputes UPFA against UPFA – 78 UNP against UNP – 2 Details here in Sinhala, Tamil and English. Parliamentary Election April 2010: Summary of incidents to date

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 6 April, 2010

Special Release on voter concerns: Parliamentary Election 2010

6th April 2010, Colombo, Sri Lanka: CMEV has received reports from the Puttalam and Batticaloa Districts alleging preparations for voter impersonation in the polls on the 08th. CMEV urges the Commissioner to investigate these allegations and ensure that all action is taken to prevent voter impersonation. Illegal applications under displaced category in Puttalam District On […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 2 February, 2010

Protecting Democracy Post-Election: An end to political violence and revenge

30th January 2010: A series of recent events connected to the presidential election last week give rise to extremely serious concerns about the state of democracy in Sri Lanka today. The campaign period, the election and its aftermath were marred by unprecedented disregard for the Constitution and the law, resulting in not only violence and […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 31 January, 2010

Presidential Election 2010: Statement on election day observations

Read this as a PDF here. ### 27 January 2010, Colombo, Sri Lanka: On 26th January, Election Day, CMEV deployed 3,790 monitors in mobile teams and in polling stations throughout the island. On Election Day, CMEV recorded a total of 178 incidents of which 94 have been categorised as Major.  The highest number of Major […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 31 January, 2010

Presidential Election 2010: Election Day Media Communique No. 2

Read this press release in full as a PDF here. Map location here. ### Vaddukottai, Chavakachcheri and Tellipallai. CMEV’s mobile teams were dispatched to a number of locations where the attacks had reportedly taken place. CMEV teams verified damages at the following locations. A push bike parked overnight in front of the polling station, J/Chunnakam […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 18 January, 2010

Presidential Election 2010: Media Communiqu? No. 15

This update released 18 January 2010. North Western Province Murder in Kurunegala According to Mr. Manjula Bandara (son of Member of Parliament and UNP Organizer for Wariyapola Ms. Amara Piyaseeli), between 12.30am and 1.00am this morning, Mr. Dhammika Herath (also known as Manju) was beaten to death by supporters of Minister of Rural Industries & […]

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