Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA)

Unverified non-profit organisation

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) was formed in the firm belief that there is an urgent need to strengthen institution and capacity-building for good governance and conflict transformation in Sri Lanka, and that non-partisan civil society groups have an important and constructive contribution to make to this process.
The centre’s primary role in public policy is a pro-active and interventionary one, aimed at the dissemination and advocacy of policy alternatives for non-violent conflict resolution and democratic governance. Accordingly, the work of the Centre involves a major research component through which the policy alternatives advocated are identified and developed.



Year established


Participant in relevant networks

In the fulfilment of its mandate, CPA has collaborated with a number of local and international civil society organizations including; Article 19 Berghof Foundation for Conflict Studies (Berlin, Germany) Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative Commonwealth Press Union Conciliation Resources (UK) FES FNST Forum of Federations (Canada) Free Media Movement Human Rights Commission of Pakistan ILO INFORM Institute of Federalism, (Fribourg, Switzerland) International Federation of Journalists International Telecommunications Union PANOS Presswise Trust (UK) UNDP UNHCR USIP

About this organisation

Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues; Standards and guidelines development

Regions / countries / territories

Asia: Sri Lanka

Global issues

Community development