Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu joins Karan Thapar of The Wire on a livestream (13th May) to discuss the appointment of UNP leader Ranil Wickremasinghe as the new PM of Sri Lanka.
A collective of civil society organisations called the Citizens’ Initiative for Constitutional Change (CICC) organised a press conference on January 12th in Colombo, to give publicity to the process of collecting citizen input to feed into the government’s current constitution-making exercise. Speeches from the press conference can all be accessed in a playlist embedded below; […]
August 12 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The main election monitoring groups in Sri Lanka including the CMEV wrote a joint open letter addressed to the Leaders and Secretaries of all political parties contesting the Uva Provincial Council Election 2014 and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) with a request to take appropriate action to prevent violations of […]
Luwie Ganeshathasan, Researcher with the Legal and Constitutional Unit at CPA, discusses the UNHRC’s resolution on Sri Lanka, issues around compliance, the concept of sovereignty and the best way forward for Sri Lanka. “This concept that sovereignty is absolute and no other international country or international forum has the right to intervene in the internal […]
CPA’s Executive Director Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu on the UNHRC’s resolution on Sri Lanka and its implications for the country. “In terms of the fallout here in Sri Lanka I think we’ve had a very definite foretaste when Father Praveen and Ruki were detained, Jeyakumari is still in detention, there were a whole lot of cordon […]
Luwie Ganeshathasan, Researcher with the Legal and Constitutional Unit at CPA, speaking on the LLRC’s NPoA progress: “In July 2012 the cabinet of ministers approved the national action plan for the implementation of the LLRC recommendations. There are several concerns regarding this document, the main being the difference between the activities proposed under the action […]
Iromi Perera, Head of Social Indicator at CPA on the results of the ‘Census on human and property damages due to conflict – 2013’ due to be published in March 2014 by the Department of Census and Statistics. “Many government officials have gone on record to say that this census will help the government arrive […]