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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
‘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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