Centre for Policy Alternatives on 12 August, 2014

Joint Open Letter by the Main Election Monitoring Groups

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 […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 20 December, 2013

VILAASAM Video: Safeguarding Civil Rights of Plantation Sector Workers

As noted in our previous post, VILAASAMA which in olden day Sinhala means a ‘Missive’, and is translated into Tamil as VILAASAM, is the Report of the Project on Safeguarding Civil Rights of Plantation Sector Workers and highlights moments from the project and interviews with many of the stakeholders and beneficiaries involved. The right to […]

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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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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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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 15 February, 2011

Citizens Peace Award for 2010

The Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu was awarded the Citizens Peace Award for 2010 by the National Peace Council of Sri Lanka. Dr. Saravanamuttu was selected from 52 nominations received following the announcement of the award in November 2010. ### 15 February 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Executive […]

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