Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 April, 2014

CPA complaint against the Independent Television Network of Sri Lanka (ITN) to be taken up on 24th April 2014

23rd April 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Complaint filed by the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director (Complaint No: HRC/3083/13) before the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) against the Independent Television Network of Sri Lanka (ITN) and its Chairmen will be taken up for hearing tomorrow (Thursday, 24th April 2014) at 10.30 at the […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 9 April, 2014

Forced evictions in Colombo: The ugly price of beautification

9 April 2014: The Centre for Policy Alternatives’ latest report “Forced Evictions in Colombo – The Ugly Price of Beautification” raises serious concerns with regard to the displacement of citizens in the city of Colombo due to the Urban Regeneration Project of the Urban Development Authority (UDA) and the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development. […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 7 April, 2014

Vibhasha – 10th Edition

Tenth Edition of Vibhasha in Tamil, Sinhala and English.

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 25 March, 2014

Crowd funding update: Two months on, more support needed

24 March 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Please read and help us distribute this appeal in Tamil here or Sinhala here. CPA sincerely thanks all those who responded to its initial crowd sourcing appeal.  Your generous assistance will critically sustain our work in the challenging year ahead. Two months later, we take this opportunity to re-launch the appeal. Please note the […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 18 March, 2014

Statement on arbitrary detention of Human Rights Defenders

18th March 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply concerned by the arrest and detention last week of several individuals in the North and East, including Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) under the provisions of the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). CPA condemns these attempts by the Government of Sri Lanka […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 6 March, 2014

A COMMENTARY ONTHE PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE MISSING PERSONS

6 March 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) has closely monitored previous Commissions of Inquiry (CoI) appointed by the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) and recommended policy alternatives in the search for truth, justice and accountability. While CPA acknowledges the need to have credible domestic processes, the present framework does not […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 6 March, 2014

CPA Outlook 2014

6 March 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: In 2014 Sri Lanka will be subjected to a number of landmark events including elections, 5 years since the end of the war and the 25th Human Rights Council session in March. This publication contains a series of short interviews with the Executive Director, Unit Heads, Researchers and curators […]

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