Rakitha Abhayaratne on 13 May, 2022

Is Wickremesinghe as PM of Sri Lanka an Inspired Choice? Or a Disaster? P Saravanamuttu explains (Livestream))

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.  

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Rakitha Abhayaratne on 6 May, 2022

‘If Rajapaksas Don’t Go, There Could Be Violence in Lanka; Country Is Bankrupt; Poverty Over 50%’ (Video)

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 […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 17 December, 2021

Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu’s speech on Human Rights Day 2021

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 […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 18 November, 2021

Two Years

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 […]

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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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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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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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