Avatar 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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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 18 November, 2013

Infographic: A tolerant Sri Lanka?

How tolerant is Sri Lanka? How agreeable are we to multiethnic schools, taking instructions from someone a different ethnic group, living in a truly multi-ethnic neighbourhood, marrying someone from a  different ethnicity? Download full resolution info graphic from here.

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 8 November, 2013

Top line survey results: Democracy in post-war Sri Lanka

8th November 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: According to a new survey conducted by Social Indicator, the survey research unit of the Centre for Policy Alternatives, Sri Lankans continue to be divided on the topic of reconciliation. However, when it comes to the economy and development, priorities across the four main communities are similar. The top […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 September, 2013

CPA invited to participate in President Obama’s Civil Society Roundtable

24 September 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, was invited by the White House to participate in a meeting, hosted by President Barack Obama, with heads of state and leaders of civil society, multilateral organizations, and the philanthropic community to discuss growing restrictions being placed […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 September, 2013

Launch of De Zoysa-Sivanayagam 2014 Fellowship in Global Journalism

Image courtesy Simon Fraser University On September 21, 2013, Sri Lankans Without Borders in partnership with Groundviews launched the De Zoysa-Sivanayagam 2014 Fellowship in Digital Journalism. As noted on SLWB’s website, Lasantha Wickrematunge led the fight for press freedom in Sri Lanka, “unbowed and unafraid,” for a number of years before he was assassinated in […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 September, 2013

Lasantha Wickrematunge Memorial Lecture 2013: Presentations, photos and video

The Lasantha Wickrematunge Memorial Lecture held recently featured, as noted on the website of Sri Lankans Without Borders (SLWB) website, “…leading journalists from Canada and Sri Lanka [in] a panel discussion to examine press freedom in Sri Lanka in commemoration of the life and times of leading Sri Lankan journalist and human right activist Lasantha […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 14 May, 2011

Online and mobile communications security for human rights defenders

Following up the technical support and input provided by the Centre for Policy Alternatives and I to human rights defenders over a number of years in Sri Lanka, we decided to create a poster to help recall key aspects of online and mobile security. These high resolution posters are designed with Sri Lankan ground realities […]

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