Rakitha Abhayaratne on 24 August, 2022

Statement on the use of Detention Orders issued under the PTA by President Ranil Wickremesinghe

24th August 2022, Colombo: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply concerned by steps taken by President Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his capacity as the Minister of Defense, to issue three detention orders under section 9 of the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act (PTA), permitting the detention of Wasantha Mudalige – Convener of Inter-University […]

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Rakitha Abhayaratne on 8 August, 2022

Summary Findings and Overview (Sinhala) of the CONFIDENCE IN DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE INDEX- WAVE 3

විකල්ප ප්‍රතිපත්ති කේන්ද්‍රයේ සමීක්ෂණ පර්යේෂණ අංශය වන සෝෂල් ඉන්ඩිකේටර් (SI) විසින් ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදී ආණ්ඩුකරණය පිළිබඳ විශ්වාසනීයත්ව දර්ශකයෙහි (අදියර 3) වාර්තාවේ සාරාංශය ඉදිරිපත් කර ඇත. ශ්‍රී ලංකාව මුහුණ දී සිටින ආර්ථික හා දේශපාලන අර්බුදය හමුවේ, මෙම මත විමසුම සැලසුම් කර ඇත්තේ මහජන අත්දැකීම්, අරගලය පිළිබඳ ඔවුන්ගේ මතය සහ වර්තමාන ආර්ථික දේශපාලනික අර්බුධයේ විවිධ පැතිකඩ පිළිබඳ මහජන මතය ග්‍රහණය කර ගැනීමේ […]

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Rakitha Abhayaratne on 8 August, 2022

Summary Findings and Overview (Tamil) of the CONFIDENCE IN DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE INDEX- WAVE 3

இந்த அறிக்கையானது மாற்றுக் கொள்கைகளுக்கான நிலையத்தின் கணிப்பீட்டாய்வுப் பிரிவான சோஷல் இன்டிகேட்டரினால் சமீபத்தில் நடாத்தப்பட்ட ஜனநாயக ஆட்சி தொடர்பான நம்பிக்கைச் சுட்டி (3வது அலை) ஆய்வின் முடிவுகளை வெளியிடுகின்றது. இலங்கை தற்போது முகம்கொடுக்கும் அரசியல் மற்றும் பொருளாதார நெருக்கடி நிலைமையில் பொதுமக்களின் அனுபவங்களையும், ஆர்ப்பாட்டம் மற்றும் தற்போதைய அரசியல் பொருளாதார நெருக்கடி தொடர்பான பல்வேறுபட்ட அம்சங்கள் பற்றிய அபிப்பிராயங்களையும் அறிந்துகொள்ளும் நோக்கில் இந்த ஆய்வு வடிவமைக்கப்பட்டது. Read the summary findings in Tamil here:  

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Rakitha Abhayaratne on 8 August, 2022

Summary Findings and Overview (English) of the CONFIDENCE IN DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE INDEX- WAVE 3

This report presents the summary findings and overview of the Confidence in Democratic Governance Index (Wave 3) conducted by Social Indicator (SI); the survey research arm of the Centre for Policy Alternatives. Given the economic and political crisis, Sri Lanka is facing, this poll was designed with the aim of capturing the public experience, their […]

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Rakitha Abhayaratne on 8 August, 2022

The Centre for Policy Alternatives and Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu vs. The Attorney General [SC FR 262/ 2022]

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, filed a Petition in the Supreme Court challenging the Emergency (Miscellaneous Provisions and Powers) Regulations No.1 of 2022 gazetted by Extraordinary Gazette No 2289/07 dated 18th July 2022. CPA had previously raised concerns about the declaration of State of Emergency and provided […]

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Rakitha Abhayaratne on 3 August, 2022

Sri Lanka – Civil Society Statement on attacks and reprisals against peaceful protesters

2nd August 2022 We, the undersigned individuals and organizations strongly condemn the ongoing attacks including violence, false labeling and legal reprisals against unarmed peaceful protesters by the Sri Lankan government. We call for an immediate end to reprisals against those exercising their constitutionally protected rights to advocate for change. Read the full statement here.  

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Rakitha Abhayaratne on 1 August, 2022

Request for action on the attacks against peaceful protestors on 21st of July 2022 and other incidents of violence

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) has monitored recent incidents of violence including incidents that targeted peaceful protestors, media personnel and lawyers including the events of 21st/22nd July 2022 with grave concern. We issued a statement containing our initial concerns on 22nd July 2022. This letter raises several issues in relation to the inaction by […]

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