Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 18 September, 2014

INFOGRAPHIC: Military Presence in the North of Sri Lanka

Five years since the end of the war, a significant military presence still remains in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka. This despite repeated assurances by the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) that the military presence is, and will be phased out in order to pave way for post-war reconciliation efforts. In a context of […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 18 September, 2014

A brief guide on land rights in Sri Lanka

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) has compiled a brief guide on land rights in Sri Lanka which is aimed at creating awareness among the public on the legal status regarding land ownership and control and remedies available. CPA produced a similar guide in 2011 addressing land issues in the North and East of Sri […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 16 September, 2014

INFOGRAPHIC: Religious Violence in Post-War Sri Lanka

Religious tensions have been exacerbated in post-war Sri Lanka, contrary to claims by the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) that attacks against places of religious worship are isolated incidents. In Mach 2013, the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) published a report highlighting concerns about violence and intolerance against all religious communities in the country. The […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 13 September, 2014

Saama Vimarshi – September 2014 edition

Download the September 2014 edition of Saama Vimarshi here or read it online here.

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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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