About Us

Adayaalam Centre for Policy Research (ACPR) is a not-for-profit research think-tank that works on public policy issues in Sri Lanka with a special focus on issues affecting the Tamil polity in the island. ACPR commenced operations in September 2016. ACPR is based in Jaffna and works throughout the North-East. ACPR is an independent non-partisan organisation and does not associate itself with any other organisation or political party. 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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Vacancy: Programmes Director

Adayaalam Centre for Policy Research (ACPR) invites applications for the position of Programmes Director! Duties will include: Organizing and implementing capacity-building and outreach programs across the North-East with a variety of groups including university students, families of the disappeared and journalists Coordinating with other civil society organizations Writing donor reports and grant applications Eligible candidates…

Discussion: Social Movements and Global Capitalism – Popular Movements North and South

January 23, 2017 The Adayaalam Centre for Policy Research in collaboration with the Forum on Contemporary Law Issues hosted a discussion, “Social Movements and Global Capitalism: Popular Struggles North and South” on January 23, 2017 featuring Professor Alf Gunvald Nilsen, Association Professor at the Department of Global Development and Planning, University of Agder Norway. The discussion was…

Pamphlet: Understanding the United Nations Human Rights System

The Adayaalam Centre for Policy Research developed a short pamphlet on “Understanding the United Nations Human Rights System” as part of a project focused on capacity-building for families of the disappeared and journalists in the North-East. The booklet is available in Tamil and English by contacting ACPR at info@adayaalam.org. Table of Contents What is the…

Joint Civil Society Statement: Call for the International Community to Re-Prioritize Accountability and Justice in Sri Lanka

Impunity for Sri Lankan security forces must end now Call for the international community to re-prioritize accountability and justice in Sri Lanka November 13, 2017 We the undersigned organizations call upon members of the international community to re-prioritize accountability and justice for atrocity crimes committed during and after the armed conflict in their engagement with…

Statement by Adayaalam Centre for Policy Research for UPR Info Pre-Session (Geneva)

Statement by Adayaalam Centre for Policy Research (ACPR) for UPR Info Pre-Session (Geneva) October 10, 2017 Delivered by: Dharsha Jegatheeswaran, Research Director of ACPR *Check against delivery* *Read full statement here. Dear Member States of the UN Human Rights Council and civil society colleagues, I speak today as the Research Director of the Adayaalam Centre…