Centre for Policy Alternatives on 30 July, 2012

Statement on the Attack on the Mannar Magistrate’s Court

30th July 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) views with serious concern, and condemns in the strongest possible terms, the recent incident in which the Mannar courts premises was attacked by a mob, and the Mannar Magistrate and Additional District Judge was reportedly threatened verbally by the Minister of Industries and […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 15 June, 2012

Vinayagamoorthy Kohilampal Vs Basil Rajapaksa, Minister, Ministry of Economic Development (SC FR 309/2012)

On 15th June 2012, Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), supported 7 Petitioners originally from Sampur to file a Fundamental Rights petition (SC FR 309/2012) challenging their continued inability to access private property in Sampur and Gazette Extraordinary No. 1758/26  (17 May 2012) which demarcated their properties in Sampur as a “Special Zone for Heavy Industries”. CPA […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 2 June, 2012

Tamil Language Rights in Sri Lanka

2 June 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is pleased to release it’s latest tri-lingual publication, Tamil Language Rights in Sri Lanka. As noted in the Introduced penned by Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, the Executive Director of CPA, “‘Tamil Language Rights in Sri Lanka’ is written by a distinguished former civil servant […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 30 May, 2012

Short-Term Benchmarks for Peace and Reconciliation in Post-War Sri Lanka

30 May 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives is pleased to release it’s latest report, Short-Term Benchmarks for Peace and Reconciliation in Post-War Sri Lanka. The report provides a set of key measures that need to be implemented by the Government in the short term in order to achieve peace and reconciliation. […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 25 May, 2012

Tamil and Sinhala translations of LLRC Final Report’s recommendations

25 May 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) has repeatedly called upon the Government to make the final report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC), released in early December 2011, available in Sinhala and Tamil. Up until May 2012, several months after the release of the report in English, […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 15 May, 2012

Abdul Majeed Abdul Fareed Vs. Chandraprapalini Krishnagopal and other CA (Writ) 135/2012

The Centre for Policy Alternatives(CPA) supported four farmers in Thambalagamam area in Trincomalee to file a writ application in the Court of Appeal against Chandraprapalini Krishnagopal Grama Niladari , Kovilady , Thampalakamam and others; by drafting the Petition, bearing the cost of litigation and assisting with field research etc, The Petitioners are residents of the Kinniya and Thampalakamam Grama Niladari […]

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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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