Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 11 September, 2014

INFOGRAPHIC: Presidential Commission on Missing Persons

The Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons (the Commission), was established over a year ago on 15th August 2013 by Gazette 1823/42. The sole purpose of the Commission was to investigate and inquire into cases of disappearances in the Northern and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka. In March 2014, the […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 9 September, 2014

INFOGRAPHIC: LLRC Implementation Statistics

The Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) report, along with the National Action Plan to implement the recommendations of the LLRC (Action Plan), are the two key documents produced by the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) outlining its process of reconciliation after three decades of war. Over two years have passed since the Cabinet approved […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 5 September, 2014

The Need for a Strong Victim and Witness Assistance and Protection Mechanism

5 September 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) welcomes the Bill titled “Assistance to and Protection of Victims of Crime and Witnesses” (referred to as the Bill) issued on 11th August 2014. At the outset, CPA acknowledges that the Bill in its present form is an improvement on previous drafts but […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 August, 2014

Samaadana Nokku: February – March 2014 (Peace Monitor in Tamil)

Download Samaadana Nokku, February – March 2014 edition here or read online here.

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 5 August, 2014

Condemnation of violent attack on discussion with families of the disappeared

5 August 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) vehemently condemns the violent attack by a group of Buddhist monks and supporters on a discussion held in Colombo with the families of the disappeared on 4th August 2014. The discussion, at which, families had gathered to share reflections on the search for […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 29 July, 2014

Vibhasha: April-May 2014 Edition

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 25 July, 2014

Concerns on the Expansion of the Mandate of the Commission of Inquiry to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons

25 July 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply concerned by the Government of Sri Lanka’s (GOSL) dilution of the primary mandate of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons (COI). These concerns arise from the Gazette No.187/18, issued on 15th July 2014 expanding the […]

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