This map follows the work of CPA’s Outreach teams that work on democracy at the grassroot level, increasing public participation and critique of local governments in their relevant areas. Citizen Councils are an initiative to engage people in democracy, by equipping them with knowledge and awareness to take the issues of their community to the […]
‘Saving Sunil – a study of dangerous speech around Facebook page dedicated to Sgt. Sunil Rathnayake’ continues the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) study of online discourse, particularly over social media, around dangerous and hate speech, following its first report on the subject ‘Liking Violence: A Study of Hate Speech on Facebook in Sri Lanka’ […]
October 1, 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) welcomes the adoption of the resolution titled ‘Promoting Reconciliation, Accountability and Human Rights in Sri Lanka’ at the 30th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. In a paradigm shift from past positions, the Government of Sri Lanka co-sponsored the […]
Certificates of Absence: A Practical Step to Address Challenges Faced by the Families of the Disappeared in Sri Lanka
Thousands of people went missing during the near three decade long war in Sri Lanka but due to the lack of a comprehensive and independent investigation, the exact number is unknown. State and non state initiatives have noted various steps required regarding this specific issue including the tracing of missing persons, legal support, mental health […]
Introducing #MyColombo, an exhibition curated by International Alert Sri Lanka and Cinnamon Colomboscope at Cinnamon Colomboscope: Shadow Scenes (Exhibition). Colombo is the political nerve-center and economic hub of Sri Lanka. It is a multicultural city with inhabitants from all walks of life hailing from the multiplicity of the Island’s various ethnicities and cultures. Due to […]
Download this communique as a PDF here. 02nd August 2015 Colombo, Sri Lanka, at 1630 hrs As of 2nd August 2015, CMEV has recorded a total of 402 incidents of election related violence and malpractices. Of these, 71 have been classified as major including 5 incidents involving the use of fire -arms. Minor incidents have been […]
Major incidents: 71 Minor incidents: 331 Firearms involved: 7 Download the full report here.