Sri Lanka has long been synonymous with fine tea; with a plantation history dating back to 1862 to an export value estimated to reach US$ 2,500 million this year, the humble beverage is the island’s pride across the globe. Accounting for nearly 14% of the country’s total export earnings, it is among the nation’s most […]
8 June, 2015 Mr. Maxwell Paranagama, Chairman Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons No. 9/8, Suranimala Place, Colombo 06. Dear Sir, Raising Concerns with the Work and Progress of the Commission The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) has monitored and engaged with the Presidential Commission to Investigate In to Complaints Regarding Missing […]
5 June 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka: It is now more than a month after the 23rd of April 2015, promised as the date for the dissolution of Parliament in the 100-day programme of the National Democratic Front presidential election manifesto. It is becoming increasingly clear that the momentum generated by the historic January 2015 presidential […]
14th Issue of Vibasha Newsletter (Sinhala & Tamil). Download in Sinhala here and Tamil here.
30th May 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) expresses its serious concern at the lack of clarity in the public discourse on electoral reforms in the country that has generated widespread misconceptions and confusion in the minds of the public. Many individuals and organisations have indicated support for the proposed Twentieth […]
May 30 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka – Six years after the end of war in Sri Lanka, the four main ethnic communities are still divided when it comes to issues related to reconciliation. ‘Sri Lankan perceptions on life post war’ is a series of infographics looking key public opinion data from CPA’s ‘Democracy in Post […]
Recent statements by the Government of Sri Lanka indicate some movement in the area of truth, justice and reparations in the coming months. The Minister for Foreign Affairs has earlier referred to a ‘credible domestic mechanism’ with the President most recently stating that a domestic process is to be initiated in June 2015. Furthermore, the […]