Centre for Policy Alternatives on 10 December, 2015

Commemorating International Human Rights Day 2015: Some Reflections on the Situation in Sri Lanka

With the political transition in 2015, Human Rights Day this year provides us an opportunity to reflect on the situation in Sri Lanka, identify areas for improvement and work towards realising greater respect, protection and promotion of human rights for all citizens. We have experienced and continue to experience a multiplicity of human rights challenges […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 1 July, 2015

CMEV signature campaign in Badulla

The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence, as a member of the March 12th Movement (M12M), is organising a signature campaign in Badulla today. The vehicle parade of M12M has approached Badulla after a long march. And many of the religious / CSO / Political leaders are putting their signatures at this very moment at the function […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 10 June, 2015

Up-Country Tamils: The Forgotten 4.2%

Sri Lanka has long been synonymous with fine tea; with a plantation history dating back to 1862 to an export value estimated to reach US$ 2,500 million this year, the humble beverage is the island’s pride across the globe. Accounting for nearly 14% of the country’s total export earnings, it is among the nation’s most […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 7 March, 2015

Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons

In August 2013, the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons was established to look into disappearances or abductions of residents of the North and East during the period of January 1983 to May 2009. This was a follow up to a recommendation of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).Now, a year […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 24 February, 2015

Cultural camps

The Outreach Unit of the Centre for Policy Alternatives recently carried out an arts and culture camp in the cities of Kandy and Badulla. Over 600 students from across the Central and Uva provinces attended the series of workshops and competitions; this is the first time both Sinhala and Tamil students have participated in an […]

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