Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 July, 2021

Civil Society statement calling on an end to impunity on child labour, trafficking, and sexual exploitation

23rd July, 2020, On 2021.07.03 Friday, Ms. Jude Kumar Ishalini of Diyagama, Hatton—an underaged girl employed as a domestic aide at the residence of former Minister and present Member of Parliament Mr. Rishad Bathiudeen was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital with burn injuries. She succumbed to her injuries on the 15th while receiving treatment in […]

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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 12 May, 2021

An Update on the Legal Framework to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic in Sri Lanka

12 May 2021, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Since late April 2021, the number of COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka has increased exponentially. The average number of new infections reported each day has reached a new high, now reporting more than 2,000 patients daily. The number of COVID-19 related deaths has  also been rising, mainly due to […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 3 May, 2021

CPA Commentary on the Port City Bill

May 3rd 2021, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka is presently debating the legal framework for the Colombo Port City Special Economic Zone (hereinafter sometimes the Colombo Port City). At the outset it must be noted that the Colombo Port City has the potential for the promotion and advancement of the Sri Lankan economy. However, the […]

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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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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 19 April, 2021

Short Note on the Resolution Seeking Parliamentary Approval to Implement the Recommendations of the CoI on Political Victimization

19 April 2021, Colombo, Sri Lanka: On 9th April 2021, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa tabled a Resolution in Parliament seeking approval to implement the recommendations of the ‘Commission of Inquiry to Investigate Allegations of Political Victimization During the Period Commencing 08th January 2015 and Ending 16th November 2019’ (The CoI). The motion is listed to […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 9 April, 2021

CPA Statement on the Arrest of the Mayor of Jaffna

9th April 2021, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) condemns the arrest of Mr. Viswalingam Manivannan, the Mayor of Jaffna, under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act, No. 48 of 1979 [PTA Act] and calls for his immediate release. Details surrounding the arrest are limited but based on the statement issued […]

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