Centre for Policy Alternatives on 21 September, 2011

A Short Guide to ‘Regulating the Activities Regarding Management of Lands in the Northern and Eastern Provinces’ Circular: Issues & Implications

Download the full report as a PDF here or view it online here. ### The Government recently unveiled a policy regarding land in the North and East through the introduction of a Cabinet Memorandum (memo) titled ‘Regularize Land Management in Northern and Eastern Provinces,’ which was subsequently followed by a Land Circular (circular) titled ‘Regulating […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 14 May, 2011

Commentary on Returns, Resettlement and Land Issues in the North of Sri Lanka

The North and East of Sri Lanka were the worst affected provinces during the ethnic conflict. Both areas witnessed death, destruction and displacement and are presently going through phases of rebuilding, reconstruction and development. Although Sri Lanka has faced numerous disasters and crises, both man made and natural, and experienced several phases of return, resettlement, […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 10 February, 2010

CONTROVERSY WITH REGARD TO THE STATE MEDIA AND THE APPOINTMENT OF A COMPETENT AUTHORITY

14th January 2010, Colombo, Sri Lanka: It is now abundantly clear that a situation has arisen in which the State-controlled media is acting with complete disregard for the principles of balance and impartiality inherent to any notion of responsible and professional journalism (which apply with even greater force in the case of media institutions that […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 25 May, 2009

Statement to the President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapakse and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights – 12 June 2007

Statement to the President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapakse and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour by CPA and other civil society organizations highlighting human rights and humanitarian concerns. June 12 2007. Statement to the President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapakse and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights – 12 June […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 25 May, 2009

APPEAL COURT RULES THAT IT HAS THE POWER TO CONSIDER LEGALITY OF THE APPOINTMENT OF TWO MPs – 7th July 2004

APPEAL COURT RULES THAT IT HAS THE POWER TO CONSIDER LEGALITY OF THE APPOINTMENT OF TWO MPS 7th July 2004 The Court of Appeal today (7th July 2004) ruled that it does have the power to proceed to consider the legality of the appointment of RATNASIRI WICKRAMANAYAKE and any others appointed as Members of Parliament […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 17 May, 2009

Checkpoints

Article written by Sanjana Hattotuwa, Senior Researcher, CPA published in The Sunday Leader, 3 May 2009. Checkpoints

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 March, 2009

A Profile of Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues in the Vanni and Vavuniya – March 2009

This report highlights key human rights and humanitarian issues from the Vanni and Vavuniya in Nothern Sri Lanka and puts forward recommendations which need to be taken forward by policy makers and concerned actors.A Profile of Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues in the Vanni and Vavuniya – March 2009

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