Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 30 April, 2012

Brief Note: Legal Framework Governing Places of Religious Worship in Sri Lanka

30 April 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka: This note is an introduction to the legal framework governing places of religious worship in Sri Lanka, with specific focus on the ownership and control of such land. Recent events such as the attack on the Jumma Mosque of Dambulla, the claim that the Mosque and other buildings in […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 25 April, 2012

Jovita Arulanantham Vs. University of Colombo (SC FR 40/2012)

A fundamental rights/language rights petition was filed by the Petitioner with the support of The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) on 25th of April 2012 in the Supreme Court challenging the Institute of Human Resource Advancement (IHRA) of the University of Colombo, for conducting its courses only in the Sinhala language, without conducting the similar […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 20 March, 2012

Language rights in Sri Lanka: Display of bus route boards in all three languages

20 March 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka: That signboards are in Tamil on most buses plying in the North and East, and in Sinhala on those outside of these two provinces, was the basis of four submissions to the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka made by Lionel Guruge on behalf of the Centre for Policy […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 15 March, 2012

Question & Answer Sheet on the Resolution tabled at the United Nations Human Rights Council on Sri Lanka: March 2012

This document provides basic information on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the proposed resolution on Sri Lanka at the present 19th Session of the UNHRC and its implications. This document aims to clarify some of the basic facts and developments and dispel any misinformation and myths regarding the resolution and its impact on Sri […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 12 March, 2012

The Sri Lankan Case: Rhetoric, Reality and Next Steps?

12 March 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The last few weeks have witnessed increased activity by the Government of Sri Lanka in announcing various measures recently taken and to be taken to strengthen human rights, peace and reconciliation in Sri Lanka including the implementation of some interim and final recommendations of its own Lessons Learnt and […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 12 March, 2012

A List of Commissions of Inquiry and Committees Appointed by the Government of Sri Lanka (2006–2012)

12 March 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) has produced a table that contains basic information pertaining to Commissions of Inquiry (CoI) (1) and committees appointed by the Government since coming into power in November 2005 (2). Section I of the table examines the CoI and Section II contains information pertaining […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 17 February, 2012

Practical steps to meaningful reconciliation

17th February 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Several valuable recommendations are contained in the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission’s (LLRC) Report and they are all the more compelling because they have issued from a Presidential Commission. In pursuance of this, we the undersigned call upon the government of Sri Lanka, in consultation with the Tamil National […]

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