For many years during the ceasefire discussions and after I worked closely with CPA in Sri Lanka. A small, effective, dedicated group of people who believe deeply in a plural, diverse, democratic Sri Lanka, and who believe courageously in public policy based on facts. I’m supporting them and encourage everyone to do the same. Bob […]
Whilst the challenges of the previous year pertaining to resource constraints persisted, those pertaining to context were exacerbated by the government’s reaction to the passage of the first US led resolution on Sri Lanka in the UN Human Rights Council in the first quarter of the year, calling for the speedy implementation of the recommendations […]
January 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) has produced a table that contains basic information pertaining to Commissions of Inquiry (CoI) and committees appointed by the Government since coming into power in November 2005. Section I of the table examines the CoI and Section II contains information pertaining to key committees […]
Read all about CPA’s activities over December 2013 here or download the newsletter as a PDF here.
6th December 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Marking the death of Nobel Peace Laureate and former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, the Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu called him a “remarkable leader, politician and statesman” and an “extraordinary human being”. In a short voice recording, Dr. Saravanamuttu said Mandela […]
How tolerant is Sri Lanka? How agreeable are we to multiethnic schools, taking instructions from someone a different ethnic group, living in a truly multi-ethnic neighbourhood, marrying someone from a different ethnicity? Download full resolution info graphic from here.
14 November 2013: Over 100 activists from 50 countries meeting in Johannesburg during International Civil Society Week are deeply concerned by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakshe’s statement at the inauguration of the Commonwealth Peoples Forum in Colombo: “While diversity of opinion is natural in civil society, it is important that one basic quality should underpin […]