6 March 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: In 2014 Sri Lanka will be subjected to a number of landmark events including elections, 5 years since the end of the war and the 25th Human Rights Council session in March. This publication contains a series of short interviews with the Executive Director, Unit Heads, Researchers and curators of web based citizen journalism initiatives anchored to CPA on their plans to engage with these upcoming events.
Whilst CPA involves itself with these events, it will continue to show firm commitment to issues it has engaged with in the past. Issues include but are not limited to struggles with media censorship, arranging national identity cards for those working in the plantation sectors, more thorough implementation of the trilingual policy, public interest litigation cases, implementation of the LLRC and CPA’s annual democracy survey.
The mission of CPA has always been to strengthen the civil society contribution to public policy making through programmes of research and advocacy in the areas of democratic governance and peace with human rights as an overarching priority. CPA will continue its commitment to this mission in 2014 through its work described in the following set of interviews.