CPA Comms Officer on 24 January, 2024

The Anti-Terrorism Law: A Draconian Legacy

The Minister of Justice recently presented to Parliament the Anti–Terrorism Bill, and its first reading took place on the 10th of January 2024. While this Bill is wrought with problems, two main issues with the Bill remain the drafting process and the impact that the Bill will have on the liberties of the people, minorities […]

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CPA Comms Officer on 23 January, 2024

The Online Safety Bill: A Trojan Horse

On the 18 th of September 2023, the Government of Sri Lanka published a Bill titled “Online Safety” and this was subsequently tabled in Parliament on the 3 rd of October. The Bill aims to establish an Online Safety Commission with a range of powers, including the ability to direct persons and internet service providers […]

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CPA Comms Officer on 8 December, 2023

FAQs on the Online Safety Bill

This document provides a brief Q and A of the controversial Online Safety Bill. The version of the Bill that is examined contains the proposed Committee Stage amendments made by the Attorney-General, which were subsequently approved by the Supreme Court. For an explanation of the differences between the originally Gazetted Online Safety Bill and the […]

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CPA Comms Officer on 16 November, 2023

Supreme Court Decision in SC FR 91/2023 – Challenging the Prevention of Terrorism 
(De-radicalization from holding violent extremist religious ideology) Regulations No. 01 of 2021

On the 21st of March 2021, the Government published in the Gazette regulations purportedly made under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, namely the Prevention of Terrorism (De-radicalization from holding violent extremist religious ideology) Regulations No. 01 of 2021. Through these regulations, the Government attempted to set up a system of ‘rehabilitation’ for categories of persons […]

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CPA Comms Officer on 3 November, 2023

Sri Lankan Indigenous Community struggles in the face of the Microfinance Credit Crisis

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is a non-partisan, independent organization primarily dedicated to strengthening institutions and building capacity for good governance and conflict transformation in Sri Lanka. The CPA is committed to conducting research and advocacy programs that critically evaluate public policies, identify alternative solutions, and promote an improved political culture and social environment. […]

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CPA Comms Officer on 25 October, 2023

Audited Accounts 2021

Audited accounts for 2021. Click HERE to download full PDF.

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CPA Comms Officer on 12 October, 2023

CPA Challenges the Online Safety Bill (SC/SD 89/2023)

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, filed a Petition in the Supreme Court on the 11th of October 2023 challenging the Constitutionality of the Bill titled “Online Safety”. The Bill was Gazetted on the 15th of September 2023, and tabled in Parliament [the first reading of the Bill] […]

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