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.
In a 30-minute interview with Karan Thapar for The Wire, Dr Saravanamuttu first speaks about the protests and the way they have united Sri Lanka’s buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Christians. Although they are not as widespread in the north and east of the island, where the Tamils live, there are protests there as well. Dr […]
17.12.2021, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu spoke at an event to mark Human Rights Day 2021. Among the topics touched on were the increasingly authoritarian and ethno-majoritarian policies of the incumbent government, and the challenges faced by civil society activists under the current socio-political climate. Watch the […]
18th November, 2021, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Two years ago, after campaigning on a pro-nationalist platform promising a wide mandate, Gotabaya Rajapaksa took oath as Sri Lanka’s 8th Executive President. To mark two years of his term in office, the Centre for Policy Alternatives looks back on some of the defining moments of his presidency […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]