About Us

The Adayaalam Centre for Policy Research (ACPR) is a not-for-profit research think-tank based in Jaffna that works on public policy issues in Sri Lanka with a special focus on issues affecting the Tamil polity in the island. ACPR officially commenced operations in August 2016. The vision of ACPR is the creation of a politically, socially and economically just pluri-national Sri Lanka. The mission of ACPR is to be an active contributor of informed and research-based activism within the Tamil polity, to report on public policy issues that are of special relevance to the North-East of Sri Lanka, to create internal capacity for autonomy and self-government in the North-East and to contribute critically towards justice, accountability and sustainable peace in Sri Lanka.

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Discussion Colloquium ft Dr. Kate Cronin-Furman and Ms. Nedra Rodrigo

On July 17, 2017, the Adayaalam Centre for Policy Research hosted a discussion colloquium featuring the following presentations: Dr. Kate Cronin-Furman: “The Politics of Transitional Justice” and Ms. Nedra Rodrigo “Unearthing Tamil Refugee Narratives: Sacred Traces in Secular Practices”   Speaker Bios: Dr. Kate Cronin-Furman is a research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science […]

போராளிகளை நினைவு கூறுவது சட்டத்திற்கு முரணானதல்ல – முல்லைத்தீவு நீதவானின் கட்டளையை மீளாய்வு செய்யுமாறு வவுனியா மேல் நீதிமன்றில் வழக்கு தாக்கல்

போராளிகளை நினைவு கூறுவது சட்டத்திற்கு முரணானதல்ல – முல்லைத்தீவு நீதவானின் கட்டளையை மீளாய்வு செய்யுமாறு வவுனியா மேல் நீதிமன்றில் வழக்கு தாக்கல்.  கடந்த 17மே 2017 அன்று வண பிதா. எழில் ராஜன் அவர்களால் முள்ளிவாய்க்கால் கிழக்கு சின்னப்பர் தேவாலயத்திற்கு அருகாமையில் இடம்பெறவிருந்த நினைவு நிகழ்வை தடை செய்து, மத நிகழ்வுகளை மட்டும் அனுமதித்து முல்லைத்தீவு நீதவான் கட்டளை பிறப்பித்திருந்தார். இறந்தவர்களின் பெயர்களை சிறிய கற்களின் மீது பொறித்து அவற்றை ஓர் இடத்தில் ஒருங்கு சேர்த்து அதை ஒரு […]

President Sirisena must not delay upholding his promises to protesting families of the disappeared any longer

By: Dharsha Jegatheeswaran for Tamil Guardian (Published July 17, 2017) “Maybe if we all commit suicide then they’ll turn around to look at us lying here and do something,” an amma says to me. “We are ready to die for our children,” another amma adds.  I’m in Kilinochchi, sitting once again with the families of the disappeared […]

Pamphlet: Understanding Dealing with the Past and Transitional Justice

ACPR designed a short 10-page introductory booklet on ‘Dealing with the Past and Transitional Justice’ building off of ACPR’s previous ‘Introduction to Transitional Justice’ booklet. The booklet was commissioned by activists in the North-East working on running introduction to transitional justice workshops for grassroots communities. You can download the English version of the booklet here.

Understanding contemporary international relations from the perspective of the Tamil struggle for self-determination and justice

On June 19, 2017, the Adayaalam Centre for Policy Research hosted a panel discussion: “Understanding contemporary international relations from the perspective of the Tamil struggle for self-determination and justice”  Speakers at the event included: Dr. Suthaharan Nadarajah is a professor in the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at the London School of African and […]