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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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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 […]

ACPR launches “Stories of Mullivaikkaal” Project

June 2, 2017 Today the Adayaalam Centre for Policy Research (ACPR) launches “Stories of Mullivaikkaal”, the first series in ACPR’s “Stories of Resilience” project at www.storiesofresilience.com. ‘Stories of Mullivaikkaal’ is launched in commemoration of all those who lost their lives in the last phase of the armed conflict. The stories featured present alternative narratives from survivors […]

Statement: ACPR condemns repression of May 18 memorialisation efforts

Statement: ACPR condemns repression of May 18 memorialisation efforts  May 17, 2017 As the Tamil community marks the eighth year since the end of the war with events to remember those who were killed this month, the Adayaalam Centre for Policy Research (ACPR) is gravely concerned about the government’s repression of memorialisation efforts by Tamils […]

Issue Brief No 2: Families of the Disappeared and the OMP – Is there a path forward?

Issue Brief No. 2 – Families of the Disappeared and the OMP – Is there a path forward? May 9, 2017 Over eight months ago, the Sri Lankan parliament passed the Office of Missing Persons (OMP) Act, designed to create an investigatory mechanism to provide answers to the over 100,000 families of disappeared who still […]