5 June 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka: It is now more than a month after the 23rd of April 2015, promised as the date for the dissolution of Parliament in the 100-day programme of the National Democratic Front presidential election manifesto. It is becoming increasingly clear that the momentum generated by the historic January 2015 presidential […]
14th Issue of Vibasha Newsletter (Sinhala & Tamil). Download in Sinhala here and Tamil here.
30th May 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) expresses its serious concern at the lack of clarity in the public discourse on electoral reforms in the country that has generated widespread misconceptions and confusion in the minds of the public. Many individuals and organisations have indicated support for the proposed Twentieth […]
May 30 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka – Six years after the end of war in Sri Lanka, the four main ethnic communities are still divided when it comes to issues related to reconciliation. ‘Sri Lankan perceptions on life post war’ is a series of infographics looking key public opinion data from CPA’s ‘Democracy in Post […]
Recent statements by the Government of Sri Lanka indicate some movement in the area of truth, justice and reparations in the coming months. The Minister for Foreign Affairs has earlier referred to a ‘credible domestic mechanism’ with the President most recently stating that a domestic process is to be initiated in June 2015. Furthermore, the […]
The 19th Amendment to the 1978 Constitution is cited as one of the key policy achievements of President Maithripala Sirisena’s 100 day programme. It was passed in Parliament on 28th April 2015 with 212 Members of Parliament voting in favour and with a reported 174 amendments being considered during the committee stage of the Bill […]
Forcible demolition of 34 Watta homes when court case was ongoing, September 2014. Photograph by Selvaraj Rajasegar. “We were removed from our homes by force. The Army officers told us that they will bulldoze our houses whether we move out or not. They told us that we can either take these apartments or live on […]