Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 1 March, 2021

Interview: How Much Will Non-compliance Cost?

26th February 2021, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, in conversation with Faraz Shaukataly on Newsline Live broadcasted on Newsfirst. Dr. Saravanamuttu speaks about the impact of the recent report on Sri Lanka by the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR), the ongoing 46th UNHRC session in […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 19 January, 2021

Webinar: The Politics of Memorialisation in Sri Lanka

January 18th 2021, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) hosted a webinar ‘The Politics of Memorialisation in Sri Lanka’ on January 18, 2021. The discussion was held in light of the recent demolition of the Mullivaikkal Memorial in Jaffna University. The panellists included Senior Lecturer at the University of Jaffna Dr. Mahendran Thiruvarangan, […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 14 December, 2020

Webinar: Marking Human Rights Day Amidst a Pandemic

December 10th 2020, Colombo Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) hosted a webinar to mark Human Rights Day on December 10, 2020. The discussion provided key insights into the Sri Lankan context, assessing how Government initiatives to combat the Coronavirus pandemic have impacted the rule of law, human rights and other economic issues […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 4 October, 2020

Interview: The Threat to Democracy Through the 20th Amendment

30th September 2020, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, in conversation with Faraz Shaukataly on Newsline Live broadcasted on Newsfirst. Dr. Saravanamuttu speaks about the grave threat to democracy through the proposed 20th Amendment to the constitution which attempts to roll back checks and balances introduced […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 11 February, 2020

Launch of Frames of Power: Citizen modelling perceptions of Sri lanka’s constitution

Building on the critically acclaimed Corridors of Power project, Frames of Power is a pioneering & unique web platform for citizens to visually model & compare perceptions of constitutional power. Democratic by design, Frames of Power helps expose & explore perceptions of political power, from acceptance to resistance.  Conceived & produced by Sanjana Hattotuwa, the Founding […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 7 November, 2019

Letter to Facebook: Urgent need for rollout of platform affordances for greater oversight of campaign spending

7 November 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is releasing a letter sent to Mr Senura Abeywardene, the Country Representative for Sri Lanka at Facebook, on 30 September 2019, with specific asks around ads oversight in relation to the 2019 Presidential Election. Download the letter as a PDF here. It is also […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 January, 2019

Concerns around and challenges arising from Facebook’s communications policy in Sri Lanka

28 January 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) notes with concern the coverage afforded to a meeting with senior Facebook officials, including Ankhi Das[1], the Public Policy Director for India, South & Central Asia, and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Photos of the meeting included what appeared to be the exchange of […]

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