21st January 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) has been informed of a disinformation campaign against a Senior Researcher of the organisation and unequivocally condemns the generation and dissemination of this false and misleading information.
The campaign, currently active over various online fora including blogs, Facebook and Twitter as well as via email, is without any merit and has no basis in fact whatsoever.
Such attempts to vilify the institution and its staff are not new. In pursuing its organisational mandate within a charged context, CPA is likely to face repeated attempts to broadcast spurious allegations.
We strongly urge restraint and caution in engaging with baseless rumours and the spread of disinformation.