Centre for Policy Alternatives on 8 February, 2013

Note on the Divineguma Bill

Media reports in December 2012 indicated that the Divineguma Bill (referred to here as the Bill) is to be taken up for a vote by Parliament in January 2013. This note has been prepared by the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA),with the objective of raising key issues related to the Bill and their consequences, if […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 15 November, 2012

National Plan of Action to Implement the Recommendations of the LLRC (Sinhala and Tamil translations)

Tamil and Sinhala translations of the Government’s National Plan of Action to Implement the Recommendations of the LLRC. Download in Tamil here. Download in Sinhala here. Download original document from the Government, in English, here.  

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 6 December, 2011

Governance & Anti-Corruption programme: Overview of work in 2010

CPA’s Governance & Anti Corruption programme commenced in July 2007 with launching of National Anti Corruption Action Plan in partnership with USAID. This unit focuses on Governance issues with particular emphasis  on Local Authorities and the Transparency & Accountability angles of their budget processes. G&AC  mainly  works as a facilitator with more than 75 areas […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 17 May, 2009

CMEV Bulletin of 27th March 2009-1st Release

CMEV Bulletin of 27th March 2009-1st Release CMEV Bulletin of 27th March 2009-1st Release

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 12 May, 2009

Vimarshi Columns – Part 1

A series of columns that appeared in the leading Sinhala daily newspaper Lankadeepa on media coverage of the humanitarian situation in Sri Lanka. These columns are based on CPA’s extensive in-house monitoring of all electronic, print and some web media, with a special emphasis on the quantitative and qualitative coverage of news stories on the […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 7 April, 2009

A State of Permanent Crisis (2008)

by Asanga Welikala An entire generation of Sri Lankans have known only emergency rule, except for the couple years between 2001 December to 2004 April. For others, emergency rule has become the norm and the accepted framework of government. Those of us who believe in liberal principles, however, have a problem with the crisis of […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 6 April, 2009

Challenges of Linking Post-Tsunami Reconstruction with Peace-Building – Road Map Programme

In the wake of the tsunami and in expectation that the post-tsunami context could provide the space for re-building confidence and reviving peace talks the RoadMap series organised two discussions: “Challenges of Linking Post-Tsunami Reconstruction with Peace-Building” held on 10th February 2005:Discussion papers – “From Disaster to Opportunity: Tsunami relief as a study in the […]

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