Centre for Policy Alternatives on 9 May, 2011

Is the government intending to introduce more constitutional amendments?

9 May 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) notes the reports in the Daily Mirror and Lankadeepa newspapers of 5th May 2011, which disclose that the government is intending to bring further constitutional changes before Parliament soon. Citing government sources, the reports say that the proposed Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 25 March, 2011

The Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution: Substance and Process

Download the full document here. ### Introduction The 18th Amendment to the Constitution marks an important event in Sri Lanka’s constitutional evolution. It achieves what one might have thought was previously unthinkable, it makes Sri Lanka’s over-mighty executive even more powerful. The 18th Amendment removed the two term limit on holding the office of the […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 2 March, 2011

Mariyathas Basilraj Vs. Gotabaya Rajapaksha SC FR 387/2011 – and other Navaanthurai Fundamental Rights Applications – SC FR 387, 388, 389, 394, 391,396,395,407,408, 399, 397, 398, 402, 405, 406, 400, 401, 384, 385, 392, 393, 414/2011

CPA supported lawyers and human rights organisations in Jaffna to collect information relating to the incident in Navaanthurai, Jaffna District on 22nd and 23rd August 2011 where around 100 civilians were assaulted by the Sri Lanka Army and police. Further, support was provided for lawyers in Jaffna to draft papers to be able to file Fundamental […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 15 February, 2011

Citizens Peace Award for 2010

The Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu was awarded the Citizens Peace Award for 2010 by the National Peace Council of Sri Lanka. Dr. Saravanamuttu was selected from 52 nominations received following the announcement of the award in November 2010. ### 15 February 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Executive […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 20 May, 2010

Land in the Eastern Province – Politics, Policy and Conflict

In Sri Lanka, land has been a critical factor in the ethnic conflict that intensified and resulted in the outbreak of a war that spanned over two decades. In a post-war context the Government, political parties, civil society and citizens at large are faced with an unprecedented opportunity to address the root causes of the […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 25 May, 2009

Full text of CPA’s response to The Sunday Times article titled “CPA-LTTE-TRINCO” – 15th October 2003

15th October, 2003 Mr. Sinha Ratnatunga The Editor The Sunday Times 08, Hunupitiya Cross Road Colombo 2 Dear Mr Ratnatunga, SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT: ‘CPA-LTTE-Trinco’ by Chris Kamalendran The Sunday Times, Sunday 12th October 2003 I am writing with reference to the above article which appeared in your edition of Sunday 12th October 2003. The article contains a series of […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 31 December, 2008

Press Release on the resignation of Mr. Sunanda Deshapriya from CPA – 19th December 2008

19th December 2008, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Press Release on the resignation of Mr. Sunanda Deshapriya from CPA. Available in Tamil, Sinhala and English.

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