Rakitha Abhayaratne on 27 September, 2022

Tea Kahata

Thè Kahata – Giving Voice to the Untold Stories of Sri Lanka’s Plantation Sector Sri Lanka takes pride in her tea industry, and for many years the name Ceylon was synonymous with tea. However, behind the celebratory rhetoric and good wishes was and still continues to be the stark reality of the living conditions of the […]

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Rakitha Abhayaratne on 25 September, 2022

CPA statement on High Security Zone Order No. 1 of 2022

25th September 2022, (Colombo) The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is gravely concerned by the Gazette published by President Ranil Wickremesinghe on the 23rd of September 2022, containing High Security Zone Order No. 1 of 2022. These orders/regulations designate several areas within the Colombo district as “high security zones” and impose a regime of strict […]

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Rakitha Abhayaratne on 25 September, 2022

Q&A HIGH SECURITY ZONE ORDER NO 1 OF 2022

What is the Official Secrets Act? The Official Secrets Act No. 32 of 1955 is an archaic law in our statute books, said to be based on a much criticized and now abolished 1911 Official Secrets Act in the United Kingdom. The purpose of the Act is to ‘restrict access to official secrets and secret […]

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Rakitha Abhayaratne on 6 September, 2022

CPA statement regarding the IMF agreement with the Govt. of Sri Lanka

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) welcomes the announcement that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has reached an agreement with the Government of Sri Lanka on an Extended Fund Facility Arrangement to support economic adjustment and reform policies equivalent to USD 2.9 billion over 48 months.  We understand that an international creditors conference, the implementation […]

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Rakitha Abhayaratne on 26 August, 2022

Sri Lanka is in Crisis and Needs Its Friends: Australia must look beyond the boats (webinar)

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Rakitha Abhayaratne on 24 August, 2022

Statement on the use of Detention Orders issued under the PTA by President Ranil Wickremesinghe

24th August 2022, Colombo: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply concerned by steps taken by President Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his capacity as the Minister of Defense, to issue three detention orders under section 9 of the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act (PTA), permitting the detention of Wasantha Mudalige – Convener of Inter-University […]

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Rakitha Abhayaratne on 8 August, 2022

Summary Findings and Overview (Sinhala) of the CONFIDENCE IN DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE INDEX- WAVE 3

විකල්ප ප්‍රතිපත්ති කේන්ද්‍රයේ සමීක්ෂණ පර්යේෂණ අංශය වන සෝෂල් ඉන්ඩිකේටර් (SI) විසින් ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදී ආණ්ඩුකරණය පිළිබඳ විශ්වාසනීයත්ව දර්ශකයෙහි (අදියර 3) වාර්තාවේ සාරාංශය ඉදිරිපත් කර ඇත. ශ්‍රී ලංකාව මුහුණ දී සිටින ආර්ථික හා දේශපාලන අර්බුදය හමුවේ, මෙම මත විමසුම සැලසුම් කර ඇත්තේ මහජන අත්දැකීම්, අරගලය පිළිබඳ ඔවුන්ගේ මතය සහ වර්තමාන ආර්ථික දේශපාලනික අර්බුධයේ විවිධ පැතිකඩ පිළිබඳ මහජන මතය ග්‍රහණය කර ගැනීමේ […]

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