Rakitha Abhayaratne on 15 May, 2022

CPA Statement in Regard to the Appointment of Ranil Wickremasinghe as the PM

Notwithstanding the serious criticisms of the Prime Minister pertaining to political credibility, the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) hopes that he will be able to stem the country’s descent into the direst economic circumstances, the Governor of the Central Bank recently warned of, attract the crucial bridging funds we so badly require and negotiate an […]

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Rakitha Abhayaratne on 13 May, 2022

Is Wickremesinghe as PM of Sri Lanka an Inspired Choice? Or a Disaster? P Saravanamuttu explains (Livestream))

Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu joins Karan Thapar of The Wire on a livestream (13th May) to discuss the appointment of UNP leader Ranil Wickremasinghe as the new PM of Sri Lanka.  

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Rakitha Abhayaratne on 10 May, 2022

Basic Communications Technology for Citizen Activists

The “Basic Communications Technology for Citizen Activists” is a tri Lingual publication of the CPA in 2016, using simple language to introduce grassroots citizen activists to the most popular e-communications and new media platforms including G- Mail, YouTube, and Facebook among others. In the modern era of impact-making social media activism, this simplified manual aims […]

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Rakitha Abhayaratne on 7 May, 2022

Dr. Asanga Welikala on Advocata Conversations: FULL DISCUSSION | Ep.02 | Murtaza Jafferjee

CPA Research Fellow Asanga Welikala’s Advocata Conversation with Murtaza Jafferjee on the Sri Lankan Constitution. Issues discussed in this wide-ranging interview include the need for constitutional reform in addressing the current economic crisis, why the abolition of executive presidentialism is imperative for democratisation and the avoidance of future crises, and the design features of the […]

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Rakitha Abhayaratne on 7 May, 2022

CPA statement in regard to State of Emergency imposed by the President on the 6th of May 2022

7th May 2022, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply concerned by the President’s decision to declare a State of Emergency under section 2 of the Public Security Ordinance (PSO) with effect on the 6th of May 2022 as per Gazette Extraordinary No. 2278/22. This is the second time the President […]

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Rakitha Abhayaratne on 6 May, 2022

‘If Rajapaksas Don’t Go, There Could Be Violence in Lanka; Country Is Bankrupt; Poverty Over 50%’ (Video)

In a 30-minute interview with Karan Thapar for The Wire, Dr Saravanamuttu first speaks about the protests and the way they have united Sri Lanka’s buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Christians. Although they are not as widespread in the north and east of the island, where the Tamils live, there are protests there as well. Dr […]

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Rakitha Abhayaratne on 3 May, 2022

Confidence in Democratic Governance Index (Wave 2): Summary of Findings and Overview (Tamil)

Read the summary of findings and overview in Tamil here. Download infographic here. Download infographic here. Download infographic here. Download infographic here. Download infographic here. Download infographic here.

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