The first elections of the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) held in September 2013 provided an important opportunity to test the utility of the Thirteenth Amendment in devolving power. Until then, the Northern Province was essentially under Central administration (through the Governor) for the larger part of its existence since the enactment of the Thirteenth Amendment. […]
In August 2013, the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons was established to look into disappearances or abductions of residents of the North and East during the period of January 1983 to May 2009. This was a follow up to a recommendation of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).Now, a year […]
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The Outreach Unit of the Centre for Policy Alternatives recently carried out an arts and culture camp in the cities of Kandy and Badulla. Over 600 students from across the Central and Uva provinces attended the series of workshops and competitions; this is the first time both Sinhala and Tamil students have participated in an […]
Action required for promoting openness in the 100-day reform process and the consolidation of constitutional democracy
Download this press release in Tamil here and in Sinhala here. ### 10 February 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) welcomes the general direction of the government’s 100-day reforms programme that is currently underway. After decades of intolerable battering, Sri Lanka’s democratic procedures and institutions are badly in need of reform and […]
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4 February 2015: We, the undersigned conveners on behalf of civil society organizations and individuals who have focused on human rights protection through the dark and dangerous days of the Rajapaksa regime, welcome the victory of Mr. Maithripala Sirisena in the 08th January 2015 Presidential Election and the formation of a new government. We look […]